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Towner Art Gallery

Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Modern building, light and airy

Just three floors. Easy to walk around with lots of resources for children. Large print guides... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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Interesting and stimulating temporary exhibitions in pleasant atmosphere

I have visited this gallery twice while in Eastbourne and both times found the temporary... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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 3 weeks ago

The gallery, which is on three floors has a great feel to it. Entry is through the rather expensive shop leading to the ground floor exhibits. The stairs lead to further galleries and a well facilitated popular cafe. We spent some time in the thought...More

Thank Ourview2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highlight was 2 paintings my granddaughter would be proud of. She has just turned 6 (apologies if i upset her ) now on a par with the turner in margate. Where have all the great paintings and portraits gone.

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just three floors. Easy to walk around with lots of resources for children. Large print guides available for the Edward stott exhibition. However the details of each painting could have been bigger, as lots of people were peering to read at the same time. The...More

Thank VT01273
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited this gallery twice while in Eastbourne and both times found the temporary exhibitions most interesting and stimulating, staff very friendly and helpful, and the display areas spacious and airy. There is also a permanent display featuring the local artist Eric Ravilious which...More

Thank Y3048NPdavids
Reviewed 9 September 2018

The gallery itself is impressive, but not a huge collection of art. I enjoyed several pieces and staff were friendly and helpful. Most of the art was not my particular cup of tea but others will enjoy.

Thank MDCLS101
Reviewed 3 September 2018

This modern art gallery had an interesting exhibition of works by Edward Stott while we were there. What ever the exhibition though its well worth a visit if you are interested in art. Pleasant small cafe on the top floor.

Thank heatheruth
Reviewed 29 August 2018

It was either this June or July when we visited with our guests from South Africa. The exhibition is small and very modern, in fact it reminded me of the Tate on the South Bank as there were a couple of exhibits that went way...More

Thank DerekLarnaca
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

This place looks closed as it under refurbishment. The gallery is sand coffee shop is still open and a great place to visit. Ideal for a wet day too. Will be even better when complete.

Thank northants90
Reviewed 23 August 2018

The Towner is a great place to go on a rainy day in Eastbourne. The Ravilious artwork is always brilliant, and they almost always have a free exhibition on. It's also great for kids - they have a space for children to hang out and...More

Thank Diplock S
Reviewed 12 August 2018

This gallery demonstrates how challenging it is to show major exhibitions outside London. The building is a recent concrete structure which is neither unpleasant nor inspiring. We visited the Edward Stott exhibition described enthusiastically as a "Master of Colour and Atmosphere". This was disappointing and...More

Thank Bluebellplasnewydd
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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.