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17 miles of beautiful coastline that links three award-winning contemporary art galleries – Towner Gallery Eastbourne, De La Warr Pavilion and Jerwood Gallery Hastings. 

The trail celebrates our coastal culture by recommending a visit to all galleries and everything in between. It offers ways of travelling, places to stay, eat, drink and shop,  highlights other galleries and events and suggests trails for the active traveller, the family and those who like to take it at a more leisurely pace.

You can explore the trail with group Cycle Tours or you can travel by train, car or even by foot!

Pick up a Coastal Culture Trail Map & Guide from the DLWP shop (£1), to help plan your route and see all the fantastic places you can visit nearby.

Jerwood Gallery

Opened in March 2012, the award-winning Jerwood Gallery sits next to the fishing beach in Hastings’ historic Old Town. The gallery is home to the Jerwood Collection of 20th and 21st century art and a varied temporary exhibition programme showcasing the best of modern and contemporary British art.

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De La Warr Pavilion

A Grade One listed building on the seafront in Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex and is widely recognised as one of the most iconic Modernist buildings in Britain. Since it’s refurbishment in 2005, DLWP has gained an international reputation for innovative gallery and engagement programmes, commissioning new work, delivering large-scale installations, challenging interdisciplinary programmes, a high quality live programme and engaging with a diverse range of audiences.

Towner Gallery

Towner is an award-winning contemporary art gallery and museum for South East England. The story of Towner dates back to 1920, with the original bequest of 22 paintings by Alderman John Chisholm Towner.  The Alderman left these paintings to the people of Eastbourne, with a sum of money to establish “an art gallery for the people”.

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