Towner Eastbourne

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Towner Eastbourne
Photo: Daniel Clements

Towner is a contemporary art museum best known for its collection of modern British art including an extensive body of work by Eric Ravilious. The museum was born in the early 1920s when 22 paintings were bequeathed by John Chisholm Towner with the intention of forming a public art collection. Originally opening to the public in 1923, the Towner collection grew from 22 works to now around 4000. In 2009 the new Towner building was opened in order to accommodate the expansion and today the museum offers a rotating permanent collection as well as temporary exhibitions, free daily guided tours and is currently working on getting their entire collection available to view online.


Venue name: Towner Eastbourne
Address: Devonshire Park
College Rd
BN21 4JJ
Opening hours: Tue-Sun & bank hol Mon 10am-6pm
Transport: Rail: Eastbourne
Price: free entry but special exhibition prices vary
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