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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 where we are currently showing our main exhibition I Cheer A Dead Man's Sweetheart.

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. A Catalogue, to accompany the exhibition, is available for £4.99 (all proceeds go to the Pavilion) and there are some Limited Editions by Jacqui Hallam to buy.

Upstairs is Gallery 2, currently showing two more artists from I Cheer A Dead Man's Sweetheart but will transform into Paintworks, an artist's studio where you are the artist, druing the Easter School Holidays.

We have a large, 1930s auditorium where we present contemporary music, comedy, cinema and other live events.

We have a busy programme of courses, workshops and activities for all ages.

The busy Café Bar & Kitchen serves light lunches, crisp salads and freshly - prepared soups and sandwiches to enjoy 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. We also serve bar food before evening shows.

There is a changing display of installations in the rooftop foyer and if, the weather is good, you can step out on to the roof to enjoy the best views of the English Channel, all the way to Beachy Head.

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.

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