Ravilious Gallery and Collection Library

We will be reopening from Wednesday 22 July, although there will be no access to books in the Collection Library. This is in accordance with government guidelines and with carefully planned social distancing measures and safety measures in place. For details see our announcement page and FAQs page

Please note: the Ravilious Gallery will be closed from 7 to 18 September 2020 for the installation of Art, Life and Us: Christine Binnie, Jennifer Binnie and the Towner Collection


Since the 1930s, Towner has developed one of the largest public collections of work by Eric Ravilious (1903–1942) as well as extensive archive materials.

The Ravilious Gallery and Collection Library, supported by Eastbourne Arts Circle, is a dedicated space presenting changing exhibitions of works by Eric Ravilious selected from Towner’s extensive collection of his work.

The gallery also houses a library of books on artists in Towner’s Collection, providing a free to access research area.

Images: Ravilious Gallery and Collection Library, Towner Art Gallery. Photos: Rob Harris

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