Welcome to the De La Warr Pavilion and Bexhill on Sea.
We are a Grade One Listed 1930s modernist building on the sea front in Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex, recently refurbished as a centre for the arts.
When you walk in, you will find a large gallery on the ground floor . This is currently closed due to exhibition turnaround but will re-open on 9 November with an exhibition by Alison Turnbull.
Also on the ground floor there is a Box Office and Information Desk where you can book tickets for any of our live events and a shop where you can buy books, prints, cards and gifts. Limited Edition prints from Alison Turnbull and a book about her exhibition will also be available.
Upstairs is Gallery 2, which display Matt Calderwood: Exposure from 9 November.
The busy Café Bar & Kitchen serves warming lunches, crisp winter salads and freshly - prepared soups and sandwiches to enjoy when you come in from the cold, all using locally-sourced ingredients. Our tasty and generously - sized home-made cakes, scones and cookies are too tempting to resist and we serve Illy Coffee and Fair Trade teas. There is a children's lunch menu for those who want to treat the family. Christmas Lunches can be reserved on 01424 229119.
Look out for new installations in the rooftop foyer, starting in November.
There is a large car park (free after 8pm) and free parking along the seafront. The Pavilion is less than 10 minutes walk from the station.
Bexhill sea-front, with its wide promenades, clean beach, play sculptures and water feature, is a great place to relax and unwind. Visit the historic Colonnade just below on the promenade outside the Pavilion, with its tea shop and kiosks for unusual and unique gifts – just right for Christmas!
Across the road is Bexhill town with friendly cafés and independent shops where you can pick up a vintage bargain or some local art to take home. On Fridays there is a Farmers’ Market in Devonshire Square selling fresh, local produce.
Bexhill Museum, in Egerton Park, is only five minutes walk away and is full of family-friendly exhibits including the cars that made Bexhill the Home of British Motor Racing and the original model of the Pavilion. www.bexhillmuseum.co.uk.
Visit www.discoverbexhill.com to find out about great places to stay.
If you want to venture out of Bexhill and into Hastings, why not hire a bike and take the coastal cycle route from the De La Warr Pavilion to the Jerwood Gallery? You can find out more at Bexhill Cycle Hire, opposite the Pavilion and next to The Italian Way. There are bike racks located next to our staff car park. www.bexhillbicycle.com
There is also a fabulous Coastal Culture Trail that you can go on from the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings, via the De La Warr Pavilion, to Towner in Eastbourne. Click here for the trailer.
For contact details, Visitor Information and guidelines, click here