Discover why this beautiful landscape has been important to people for thousands of years at the free Beachy Head Story visitor experience. Follow our journey through the landscape and experience what makes the Downs around Eastbourne just so.
Start at the formation of the Downs and continue through time, discovering the stories of people who have shaped this landscape. Find out why Beachy Head has been so important to people for thousands of years, and why it is still a must-see tourist destination on the South Coast.
Artefacts in the exhibition include items from the Beachy Head Lighthouse, fossils found on the area, a Roman coin hoard, and the skeleton of the famous Beachy Head Woman. The family friendly exhibition has trails available for children, and staff are on hand to answer any questions and recommend walks and nature trails in the area.
Once you’ve finished exploring the exhibition, you can see what delights are on offer in the gift shop too. The shop stocks a variety of locally sourced and nature inspired products, with an exclusive range featuring artwork from the exhibition. All money made from donations and the gift shop is reinvested into the exhibition and projects that help to preserve this special Downland landscape.