Bexhill Museum, Bexhill-upon-Sea
Opened July 2009
Working with architects John McAslan & Associates in the design of two galleries for a new wing at Bexhill Museum. The Costume Gallery houses the collections of the former Bexhill Museum of Costume and the Motoring Heritage Gallery celebrates the legacy of motor racing with locally-built, landmark cars and interactive displays.
Housing a quirky mixture of objects and still retaining the atmosphere of a small Edwardian museum, the Sargent Gallery displays some of the first collections from the founding days of the museum. In this gallery visitors can discover everything from stone-age life and Bexhill’s links with dinosaurs to ancient Egyptians and an original Lowry painting. This gallery also contains the Access Centre where visitors can research the history of Bexhill from Domesday to the present day.
The new museum successfully combines restoration of original exhibits with the introduction of bold new displays. A new shop and reception space combined with new graphics, signage and lighting transform the sleepy old museum into an engaging new visitor destination.
Visit the museum’s website to find out more about what is happening at this vibrant local museum.