Free admission

Families & children

Big Draw – Barry West

Sat 25 and Sun 26 October 10am–5pm

You will be able to create your own self-portrait and add it to a giant-sized version of Barry’s artwork. More details »

Tiny Towner

Tuesday 28 October 11am - 1pm

Tiny Towner is a free drop-in for under 5s held every week. Bring your little artists to play & get creative with our new art resources.  More details »

Make a Spectre of Yourself

Fri 31 October 11am & 2.30pm

Come to Towner this Halloween dressed up in your scariest disguise for a workshop creating creepy images with photographer Elizabeth Doak. Urban Ground at Towner, our resident coffee shop, will be selling Halloween-themed cakes on the second floor for the occasion. There will be two workshop sessions: 11am – 1pm: 5 – 7 year olds 2.30pm – 4.30pm: […] More details »

Tiny Towner Bookable Sessions

Thurs 20 Nov, 18 Dec

Facilitated creative sessions for under 5s led by staff from Towner and Eastbourne Library. 12 spaces per session.  More details »

Frames of Mind workshop: Knitted Puppets & Stop Motion Animation

Sat 6 December 11am-1pm

This drop-in workshop is suitable for age 3+ The Frames of Mind exhibition will feature life-sized knitted puppets, UV-lit sets and knitted circuitry, created by adults with mental health issues, who were encouraged to ‘show the world inside their head’. The project seeks to shatter the myth that everyone with a mental health issues is ‘weird’ and invites views to take a […] More details »

Frames of Mind workshop: Knitted Puppets & Stop Motion Animation

Sun 7 December 2pm-4pm

This drop-in workshop is suitable for age 3+ The Frames of Mind exhibition will feature life-sized knitted puppets, UV-lit sets and knitted circuitry, created by adults with mental health issues, who were encouraged to ‘show the world inside their head’. The project seeks to shatter the myth that everyone with a mental health issues is ‘weird’ and invites views to take a fresh […] More details »

Frames of Mind workshop: Build a Puppet from Aluminium Wire & Balsa Wood

Sat 13 December 11am-1pm

Limited spaces – please book in advance.  Suitable for age 7+ Recovery Partners, a peer-led mental health organisation, will run a ‘Living Exhibit’ during each session in one half of the room. This will be a live conversation between two people who have experienced mental health issues where the public are invited to ask them questions.  The Living Exhibit may […] More details »

Frames of Mind workshop: UV Animation

Sun 14 December 2pm-4pm

Led by guest animator Lee Shearman. Limited spaces – please book in advance. Suitable for age 7+ Recovery Partners, a peer-led mental health organisation, will run a ‘Living Exhibit’ during each session in one half of the room. This will be a live conversation between two people who have experienced mental health issues where the public are invited to ask them questions. […] More details »

Free family drop-in

Every Saturday and Sunday, and weekdays during school holidays

Art materials and family learning booklets are available in our Art Box activity room (or in an alternative space if Art Box is unavailable – please ask at the Welcome Desk). Families are encouraged to get creative and make some art of their own, inspired by the exhibitions on show! There is no charge for use of our family drop-in. More details »