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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:

    • jntfor
      Eastbourne, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      4 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 4th July 2018
      Been to several shows here. Good views wherever you sit. However I had seats in wheelchair area recently and they were very very uncomfortable. Really needed a cushion and could have done with... Read full review
    • MikeWells90
      Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Classic must see 1930s building.
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 11th June 2018
      Iconic 1930s building, which is a must see if you are interested in 20th century architecture and design. When first built the Pavilion must have been seen as a dramatic change from... Read full review
    • David F
      Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Stalin would have loved it!
      2 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 9th June 2018
      We visited this much hyped attraction on a rare visit to Sussex to see an aged aunt. The exterior is slab sided Moscow workers' tenements, and the inside cavernous and bereft of any interest apart... 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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