Vintage swimwear, Lewis Carroll’s desk and summer keepsakes

Eastbourne, East Sussex

Step back in time and discover British seaside holidays through the ages in the new Summer Holiday Seaside exhibition on Eastbourne’s elegant seafront.

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For a seaside summer holiday to remember head to Eastbourne’s new free seaside holiday exhibition, and go on a nostalgic journey discovering Eastbourne’s transition from Victorian seaside ‘tennis town’ to thriving 1970s seaside resort.

Be amused by vintage items on display, from 1940s bathing costumes to a charming Railway Porter’s uniform and even Lewis Carroll’s bed desk, made bespoke for the literary icon’s Eastbourne holidays. With postcards and photographs on display, create your own holiday memories and leave them at the exhibition for others to delight in.

Traditional seaside fun continues in the parade ground where children can exert energy in the free summer play-park and sandpits, and parents can relax with a Colonel Coffee in the vintage themed café.

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