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Towner Art Gallery

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Go here every time we visit Eastbourne. Most of the galleries were under construction for imminent... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
London, United Kingdom
Fabulous must see place in Eastbourne.

Good gallery with all sorts of different ever changing art exhibitions. Urban Ground coffee shop on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
David A
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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Towner is an award-winning contemporary art gallery and museum for South East England. We present major exhibitions of UK and international contemporary art – and as a museum, we also have a renowned collection of art from across the ages. Learning...more
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Devonshire Park College Road | College Road, Eastbourne BN21 4JJ, England
+44 1323 434670
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Go here every time we visit Eastbourne. Most of the galleries were under construction for imminent exhibition. Saw the Ponderosa exhibit which was very enjoyable. Must vit the cafe, excellent coffee and cake. Teas also available.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good gallery with all sorts of different ever changing art exhibitions. Urban Ground coffee shop on second floor is marvellous.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in on way to seafront-its right by devonshire park tennis.Modern building with 3 floors.Various types of art-the Eric Ravillious paintings were excellent-the other 2 floors had modern art or installations.20 mins should be sufficient so worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2019
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The commission to paint the outside of the Towner has made it look really wonderful, and there were a couple of interesting shows inside too. Afterwards we drove over the downs and saw views that were pure Ravilious

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing collection of modern artists, many local to Sussex. Saw a couple of wonderful exhibitions. The sensory room is a great area to pop in if you’ve had a hectic, stressful wLk around the busy town centre. Staff in individual exhibition galleries, helpful and knowledgeable....More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 14, 2019

omg still apalling waste of our time not an art gallery to be proud of full of anything but art no pictures to speak of

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 9, 2019

A great building imaginatively used as a canvas for some colourful artwork. Visit and enjoy some lovely spaces. Nice cafe. The city fathers need to support such an important component of what is on offer here. The staff are doing their best in restraining and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 8, 2019

I gave this gallery a disappointing average review in 2014; nothing has changed. It remains a bleak concrete building with stairs so narrow that one cannot pass easily and acres of walls which are just crying out for some pictures.The best thing about the building...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Paula N
Reviewed August 6, 2019

Formerly managed by outside caterers the cafe at the Towner is now managed internally and I think it's made a difference. The staff working there are all friendly and helpful and really seem to care about getting things right and making sure you're happy. I'm...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Fiona F
Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

This is a very good gallery with really helpful staff and always interesting exhibitions - a mixture of local artists and special exhibitions from around the world. I didn’t think the present ones were the best I’ve seen but always interesting and different and worth...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from RoyLB | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at a homtel that may be out of your price range. It was the "Big Sleep Hotel", close to the pier and overlooking the sea. We loved it.