History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
There are local publications, paintings, and scale models of the port and ships, as well as historical documents covering the history of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway(later to become Southern Railway). Find out about the history of the Bishopstone Tide Mill, which operated from 1761-1883.
There is a special exhibit on the Dieppe Raid of 19 August 1942 (Operation Jubilee), with contemporary reports and actual battle plans. Another WWII-related exhibit covers the secret tunnels used as a base to control and monitor shipping off the Sussex coast.
The museum holds an archive of over 10,000 photographs, and the full collection has been digitised so it can easily be searched. There is also a collection of local history and genealogical material useful for those wishing to trace their family history. A small admission fee applies.
About Newhaven Museum
Address: Paradise Park, Avis Road, Newhaven, East Sussex, England, BN9 0DH
Attraction Type: Museum
Website: Newhaven Museum
Photo Credit: Kevin Gordon, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Monk's House - 3.2 miles (Historic Building)
Firle, St Peter's Church - 3.4 miles (Historic Church)
Firle Place - 3.4 miles (Historic House)
Newhaven Fort - 3.6 miles (Historic Building)
Charleston - 3.9 miles (Historic House)
Alfriston Clergy House - 4.5 miles (Historic Building)
Glynde Place - 4.5 miles (Historic House)
Alfriston, St Andrew's Church - 4.5 miles (Historic Church)
Nearest Accommodation to Newhaven Museum: