Plan Your Visit
SEVEN DAYS A WEEK, 10AM – 5PM
Admission to building and galleries: FREE
There is no need to book for general admission to the building or galleries
Open in the evenings for advertised events
Café Bar & Kitchen open: 10am – 4.30pm (lunch served 12–3pm). Walk-ins only.
CHRISTMAS OPENING TIMES
Please note our opening hours during the festive period…
Christmas Eve 10am – 3pm
Christmas Day Closed
Boxing Day Closed
27th December 10am – 5pm
28th December 10am – 5pm
29th December 10am – 5pm
30th December 10am – 5pm
New Years Eve 10am – 3pm
New Year Day 11am – 4pm
CAFE BAR & KITCHEN
The De La Warr Pavilion’s Café Bar & Kitchen is the perfect place to take a break between gallery visits, where you’ll find friendly faces, stunning sea views, and most importantly, delicious food. Our Kitchen team pride themselves on working with local suppliers, and making everything fresh daily.
This winter, sample some of the freshest plates in town, as well as revisit some firm favourites such as fish & chips and the famous DLWP Burger. There are plenty of vegan and vegetarian delights on offer, and speak to your server for any specific dietary requirements.
The DLWP Shop sells mugs and plates unique to DLWP, as well as books, prints, cards, home accessories, jewellery, pocket money toys and beautiful gifts.
MUSIC’S NOT DEAD
Bexhill’s independent record store can be found in our foyer! Del and Ollie sell all the latest vinyl releases as well as old favourites to add to your collection.
You can find us on the Marina, on the seafront of Bexhill On Sea.
De La Warr Pavilion
Customer Services firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively you can contact the Customer Service line on 01424 229111
We welcome car-free visitors – for full details and directions visit Good Journey
If driving from the London area
Take the M25, then A21 to Hastings. Turn off at John‘s Cross and follow the signs to Bexhill.
Take the A22 to Eastbourne, go across the Bishop roundabout to the A271 and follow the signs to Bexhill and the seafront. The De La Warr Pavilion is on the Marina.
From the Brighton area
Follow the A27 out of Brighton until you arrive in Bexhill On Sea.
Please be aware the Rother District Council car park outside the De La Warr Pavilion operates paid parking .
There is metered parking on Bexhill sea front.
The Stagecoach Wave 99 bus runs between Eastbourne, Bexhill and Hastings every 20 minutes and stops right outside the De La Warr Pavilion.
See timetables and updates here.
Direct trains go from London Victoria, Brighton and Ashford to Bexhill.
There are also trains from London Charing Cross, changing at St. Leonards Warrior Square and from London Bridge or Charing Cross going to Battle. Battle is only a short taxi journey away (15 mins approx).
Visit www.nationalrail.co.uk for up-to-date train travel information.
Town Taxis: 01424 211 511
Parkhurst Taxis: 01424 733 456
One of the best ways to travel to the De La Warr Pavilion is by bicycle. Find out more about the Coastal Culture Trail here.
Bike stands are situated at the front (north) entrance of the building next to the auditorium.
The nearest airport is London Gatwick.
FACILITIES & ACCESSIBILITY
Within the limits of this Grade One listed building, the De La Warr Pavilion strives to be fully accessible with a range of facilities to support your visit.
Please visit our access page to find out more.
Assistance Dogs are permitted into the building.
Please contact email@example.com if you need special assistance for your visit.
- Ramped access at the front of the building
- A low counter at the Information Desk
- Disabled toilets on two floors
- A lift to all floors
- Accessible galleries on both floors
- An accessible Café
- Spaces for wheelchairs in the auditorium for seated events
- Ramped access in the auditorium for events during the day
- Ramped access into the Studio
- Two travel wheelchairs are available for use at the De La Warr Pavilion. To reserve, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or ask a member of staff on arrival. The chairs are provided on a first come, first served basis and are intended for use inside the Pavilion. Please contact us for more information.
Large print gallery guides
- An induction loop in the auditorium (please indicate when booking)
- British Sign Language interpretation tours of the building and exhibitions are available on request.
The seat dimensions in our auditorium are different depending on whether you book the stalls/terrace or the balcony. All the seats in the theatre have arm rests, none of which are adjustable. If you have any questions about the seats, or need us to make any accommodations, please contact the Box Office via email on email@example.com.
Downstairs, the seat dimensions are as follows:
- (Seat room) In Between arm rests = 47cm
- Seat to bottom of arm rest = 20 cm
- (Leg room) Edge of seat to the back of the seat in front = 40cm
Upstairs in the balcony, the seat dimensions are:
- (Seat room) In Between arm rests = 44cm
- Seat to bottom of arm rest = 18cm. There is a bar that connects the arm rest to the seat, which may restrict comfort.
- (Leg room) Edge of seat to the back of the seat in front = 18-23cm, although the front row is 40cm
There are plenty of welcoming and good value B&Bs & boutique hotels in Bexhill, some of which are listed below.
To find out about places to stay near Bexhill and the surrounding area, please visit 1066Country
Located on the Bexhill seafront, with nine individually designed boutique rooms, over 3-levels, all with private en-suite walk-in showers (or modern shower / baths), flat screen tv, tea and coffee making facilities, WiFi, fresh linen, towels, a choice of full English breakfast (or pastries) above the vibrant Rocksalt Bar & Brasserie.
Prices range between £85-£120
Tel: 01424 213133
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The six eclectic and beautifully designed hotel bedrooms, each with it’s own distinct character, offer a wonderful balance of contemporary and traditional comfort. At the Driftwood boutique hotel in Bexhill we strive to ensure that your time with us is relaxed, enjoyable and memorable. Whether you’ve popped in for a quick breakfast or lunch in our café, spent the evening in our cosy restaurant or are staying in one of our charming hotel rooms for a day or two – you’ll find The Driftwood Bexhill is the perfect retreat.Visit website
A stylish retreat on the seafront in Cooden Beach, approximately a mile and a half from the Pavilion.Visit website
Once a fashionable seafront Edwardian Town House this guest accommodation situated close to the De La Warr Pavilion (4 star)Visit website
Buenos Aires Guest House is a family run B&B with hosts Andy and Rachel Keevil.Visit website
A newly refurbished two bedroomed ground floor apartment with private entrance, just around the corner from the beach and town with many restaurants and cafes, 2 minutes from the world famous De La Warr Pavilion and about 5 minutes walk from Bexhill railway station.
Paddlers can be found on TripAdvisor and Airbnb, where you can find the availability calender and bookings service.
Part of a former church, this bell-tower conversion is close to Egerton Park, 20 steps to the centre of Bexhill town and 200 metres to the De La Warr Pavilion and the sea front. It’s calm and relaxing and is fully equipped with everything you could need for a break by the seaside.
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The perfect spot for a getaway weekend, overnight stay for a De La Warr Pavilion event, exploring the coast or purely to enjoy a distinctive space that invites you to relax.
Bright ensuite room and mezzanine with views of the sea, sailing club and promenade.
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Chic, upmarket, newly renovated, stylish, large and spacious two bedroom first floor apartment with a lovely view overlooking Egerton Park. This sun filled apartment has a lovely relaxing feel and a private balcony to enjoy a drink overlooking the Park watching the sun go down. Two double bedrooms one of which can be made up as a twin with high quality Egyptian cotton bed-linen and towels.Find Out More