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Towner Art Gallery

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Address: Devonshire Park College Road | College Road, Eastbourne BN21 4JJ, England
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+44 1323 434670
10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

Towner is an award-winning contemporary art gallery and museum for South...

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 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!

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

– Laura Cumming, The Observer

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Surprisingly good collection

Normally I'm used to boring art galleries but this was anything but. Happy to find it was open on a sunday; the permanent collection was interesting and not stale with some more... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Normally I'm used to boring art galleries but this was anything but. Happy to find it was open on a sunday; the permanent collection was interesting and not stale with some more contemporary works. The exhibition was based on light and was really fun, colourful and interactive and all for free!

Thank jameshawthorne51
Pevensey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Towner continually has exciting exhibitions, as well as the Ravilious Room. The spaces are large, with great views over Devonshire Park

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very nice gallery, the whole architecture is beautiful with the wood and concrete ect: I came here to see the 'A certain kind of light' exhibition and it didn't disappoint. The exhibit was very pretty and quite interesting - what did disappoint was the gallery didn't offer anything else remotely interesting besides a room full of mirrors... More 

Thank Zoe S
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very interesting selection of styles made this gallery a pleasure to spend a wet day in. The staff were friendly and informative and the cafe is worth a visit too.

Thank AnnMudefordDorset
Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super exhibition about light at the moment, friendly staff, nice cafe with good food. Nice decor, and building, lots of space and light.

Thank b h
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good permanent collection and Temporary Exhibitions - but ground floor exhibition space often closed - maybe we're just unlucky at our visit times. No entry fees. Stairs can be difficult but there is a lift. Average cafe.

Thank keithml2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a lovely time here. Great art. Very interesting. And the staff are friendly and very helpful always there if you need a story behind the art. And there's a lovely coffee shop there too. It's a real feel good place.

Thank Maria K
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plenty to see, friendly staff, good facilities and plenty for children to do. Cafe was pleasant as well. Close to town centre so easily reached by car or train

Thank lamnf
Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We spent a very pleasant couple of hours in the Towner Art Gallery looking at their 'A certain kind of light' exhibition, and then went on to visit the Ravilious Room which contains some delightful examples of his work. The art gallery is a modern well appointed building and has a cafe, which we didn't use. It was school half... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Highly recommend a visit to this small gallery. They put on activities for kids too. Two gallery spaces over 2 levels and entrance is fired although a donation is suggested.

Thank Gerry S

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