Eastbourne museum to open next month after gift shop welcomes customers

The new Beachy Head Story exhibition is planning to open to visitors next month after the gift shop opened this week.

Friday, 16th April 2021, 9:58 am

The new adjoining exhibition will be opening on May 17 while the gift shop, that offers a range of locally- sourced products, opened on Monday, April 12.

Eastbourne Borough Council head of tourism and enterprise Annie Wills said, “We are so pleased that the recent opening of non-essential retail has allowed us to welcome visitors to our newly refurbished Beachy Head Story exhibition gift shop.

“The locally inspired, environmentally conscious products and gifts have been hand-picked to complement the exhibition and surrounding area and feature a range of unique products, including two exclusive blends of loose leaf tea from well-known local brand Bird and Blend which have been inspired by the Downs and the sea.

Selection of products available from the Beachy Head Story gift shop. SUS-210415-124110001

“Visitors can also enhance their visit to Beachy Head with our carefully selected range of books and nature watching guides, for children and adults, on a range of topics including the local area, nature and environment.”

Products in the new shop include artwork by local artist Ellie Fryer who has painted murals throughout the Beachy Head Story exhibition that have been greatly influenced by the surrounding area.

The shop also sells honey, jams and other produce from local, family-run business Paynes Southdown Bee Farm as well as a variety of soaps and scented candles made locally and ethically.

The Beachy Head Story exhibition gift shop is located on Beachy Head Road and open daily between 9am and 5pm, with extended opening times in the summer months.

Entrance to The Beachy Head Story exhibition and gift shop. SUS-210415-124521001