De La Warr Pavilion

The De La Warr Pavilion is a lively centre for arts and entertainment by the sea in Bexhill.  First opened in 1935, this icon of 20th-century modernist architecture quickly became known as the “People’s Palace” and has been modern in spirit and aspiration ever since.

Free exhibitions, music, comedy, tours and talks, family activities, Cafe Bar, balconies and rooftop with stunning sea views, a gift shop and even an independent record store – there is much to enjoy here every day of the week. 

The venue is free to enter, and fully accessible.

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Free exhibitions of national and international contemporary art
Delicious locally-sourced food, made fresh everyday in the Kitchen
Music and comedy most nights of the week with outdoor, beachside festivals in the summer

While you’re in the area

  • De la Warr Pavilion is the middle gallery – and the perfect stopping place –  on the Coastal Culture Trail: 18 miles of art and stunning coastline between Towner Eastbourne and Hastings Contemporary
  • Bexhill town offers the ultimate independent shopping experience, along with boutique B&Bs, restaurants and bars. Head to Bexhill Museum for DLWP’s archive, Eddie Izzard’s model railways and the history of British motor racing which began in Bexhill. Also check out Flatland Projects Bexhill’s newest contemporary art gallery.

© De La Warr Pavilion

© De La Warr Pavilion

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