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De La Warr Pavilion



Marina, Bexhill, East Sussex, TN40 1DA

Tel: +44 01424 229111

De La Warr Pavilion


The first public Modernist building to be opened in the UK in 1935, this Grade 1 listed, internationally renowned icon re-opened after a £9m lottery funded restoration and redevelopment.

It is now the South East region’s most significant centre for the contemporary arts comprising two state of the art galleries, a stylish café and modern restaurant, an open roof terrace with spectacular sea-views, the original auditorium, curvaceous silver staircases and balconies and terraces for basking in the sun.

Situated a pebble’s throw from the sea, the Pavilion puts on a lively programme of exhibitions by national and international artists, contemporary music gigs and classical concerts and events for children and young people both inside and outside the building. The restaurant serves delicious, freshly-prepared light lunches and pre-theatre suppers, whilst the café/bar serves fair-trade and speciality teas, coffees and home-made cakes and scones. A perfect day out!



  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction



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    Recent Reviews:

    • whlsarah
      London, England
      Trip Type:
      Interesting exhibition
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 22nd January 2019
      Lovely building, interesting exhibitions and a great cafe! Also worth mentioning are the views and gift shop. We would love to come back for a concert. Read full review
    • Tessa O
      East Sussex, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Poor service and poor quality
      2 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 23rd January 2019
      Without doubt, if you want views of the sea, the de la Warr is perfect. However, and having been several times, the service in the cafe is dreadful. Yesterday, there were five people behind the... Read full review
    • littleburninglight
      Greater London, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Beautifully maintained
      4 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 27th January 2019
      Great views, stunning architecture. Had tea in the top-floor cafe and walked around the outside landscaping. Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    From London - M25,A21,turn off at John's Cross and follow signs to Bexhill. Or M25,A22 to Eastbourne, then A271 to Bexhill
    From Brighton - A27 to Bexhill

    Public Transport Directions

    Bexhill station from via Victoria, Charing Cross, Waterloo East, London Bridge, Brighton, Gatwick

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