Nostalgia wins top award for How We Lived Then

The Grocer's Shop at 'How We Lived Then' Museum of Shops SUS-141006-131010001
The Grocer's Shop at 'How We Lived Then' Museum of Shops SUS-141006-131010001

Eastbourne’s museum of shops in Cornfield Terrace has been awarded a coveted award.

‘How We Lived Then’ has received top travel review site Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence for the third year running. Graham Upton who owns the museum with his wife Jan said,“We are really pleased that so many of the thousands of visitors we receive each year take the trouble to put a good review on this site. It’s good to know that all our hard work over the past 26 years is appreciated.”

How We Lived Then has been established in Cornfield Terrace for 26 years and is considered a vital part of the town’s complement of thriving tourist attractions. The Museum has well over 100,000 exhibits laid out on the four floors of old shops, room settings and displays collected by the owners over the last 50 years.

They include Mr Barton in his grocer’s shop selling biscuits from glass topped tins and shelves packed with nostalgic items such as Oxo, Rinso and Colman’s Mustard.

In the sweet shop are Five Boys chocolate, liquorice, aniseed balls and cigarettes and tobacco of every kind.

Pay a visit too to the scullery maid cleaning the Edwardian kitchen grate, a housekeeper preparing a tray, a sailor in the Admiral Lord Nelson Inn and the World War II era kitchen, living room and air raid shelter stocked with dried egg powder and other vital ‘rations.’

Jan and Graham were featured recently on BBC TV’s The Antiques Road Trip. There is also a gift shop. Find out more at: