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Towner is the award-winning contemporary art 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 and participation are at the heart of what we do.

We pride ourselves on providing an outstanding visitor experience – our staff are always happy to talk with you!

The architecture of our new building is award-winning. We are proud to have the largest display space in South East England. Our café bar has stunning views over the South Downs.

We are a partner in the Plus Tate scheme, through which we contribute to a nationwide exchange of ideas in the visual arts. Our Art Fund International award ensures we remain at the forefront of international contemporary art collecting.

Take one of our free gallery tours at 11.30am daily, or come to one of our many events for all ages. If you visit us on a weekend or school holiday, drop in to our Art Box activity space to create some art of your own (subject to room availability).

We are part of Eastbourne Borough Council and are a regularly funded organisation of Arts Council England. We are also grateful to Towner members for providing the vital support that allows us to do what we do!

To learn about the history of Towner or the various other opportunities that it provides, please press below to head to our main website.

“One of the most creative and brilliantly run institutions in visual arts anywhere”

– Laura Cumming, The Observer