Over the centuries Sussex has inspired artists and writers captivated by its rich, varied and quintessentially English landscapes. They recognised its potential as a place of freedom, tranquillity and escape. Across the county today you will find stimulating galleries and cultural venues offering exciting programmes of exhibitions and events, so you too can share the creative enthusiasm for Sussex and its landscape.
The modernist home and studio of the painters Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, Charleston was a gathering point for some of the 20th century’s most radical artists, writers and thinkers known collectively as the Bloomsbury group.
Awarded Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2020, Towner Eastbourne has been collecting and exhibiting contemporary art for 100 years.
Newlands House Gallery
Newlands House is a new gallery inspired by the historic associations of Petworth and Sussex with great artists, writers, and designers from times past.
Hastings Contemporary champions modern and contemporary art.
West Dean College of Arts and Conservation
Set in the award-winning West Dean Gardens with a restaurant, West Dean College of Arts and Conservation offers a vibrant calendar of events, from author and artist talks to concerts and exhibitions.
Farleys House and Gallery
Experience the extraordinary atmosphere of the Sussex home of these photographers whose guests included Picasso, Man Ray and Miró.
Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
Brighton Museum & Art Gallery is located in the Royal Pavilion garden, at the heart of the city’s cultural quarter. Its diverse collections bring together arts and history to tell stories about the city and the world we live in.
Lewes Depot is an award-winning independent 3-screen cinema and stylish café-restaurant with gardens and terrace.
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA)
Interdisciplinary arts hub in a mid-century modern Grade II listed building located on the University of Sussex campus. The public programme includes dance, theatre, live art, music, film, discussion and debate.
This is No Ordinary Opera. World-class productions performed in an award-winning opera house, all wrapped in that exceptional Glyndebourne experience.
Chichester Festival Theatre
Chichester Festival Theatre is one of the UK’s flagship theatres, renowned for the exceptionally high standard of its productions as well as its work with the community and young people.
Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft
Home to a permanent collection that showcases the work of artists and craftspeople living and working in Ditchling
Pallant House Gallery
One of Britain’s most distinctive modern art museums.
De La Warr Pavilion
The De La Warr Pavilion is a pioneering cultural centre where everyone can enjoy contemporary exhibitions, music, events and entertainment in a Modernist building on Bexhill’s seafront.