Visit Towner

Towner Eastbourne © Marc Atkins / Art Fund 2020

Towner Art Gallery
Devonshire Park, College Road
Eastbourne, BN21 4JJ

Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm, and Bank Holiday Mondays.





Capital Redevelopment

Please note that the gallery will be closed to the public on Tuesday 26 October

Towner Eastbourne is pleased to announce a major capital redevelopment ahead of our centenary year in 2023.

The gallery is refurbishing and remodeling the ground floor to improve the visitor experience and build visitor engagement. 

In the short term, from 25 October 2021, Towner Cinema will be closed until works are completed in early Spring 2022.

Our shop will relocate to the second floor beside the café, with our usual full range of gifts, stationary and cards available.  A perfect opportunity to shop and then relax with a coffee.  

Towner’s exhibition programme this Autumn continues as work progresses and is free and accessible to all. 

Unfortunately, we will be unable to accommodate large school/group visits or venue hire activities during this period.  

We will resume our regular Art Store tours from November (every second Sunday) and will consider private art store requests on a case-by-case basis.

Read our FAQ here



For our ticketed events concessionary rates apply to:

Over 65s, in receipt of job seekers/universal credit benefits, registered disabled, full-time students. Under 18s have free admission into our exhibitions. Please note that concessionary rates do not apply to Membership.


COVID-19 Safety Procedures

We strongly encourage visitors to wear a mask (unless exempt).

Sanitisation points will remain throughout the building.

Card payments only in our shop, café, and ticket desk.

Capacity levels will be managed and advance booking remains in place for our ticketed John Nash exhibition.

Enhanced cleaning will continue.

Signage and screens will remain in place to support social distancing.


How to get to Towner

By Bus & Train

Find out how to get to Towner car-free

There are regular trains to Eastbourne station from London Victoria, London Bridge, Brighton, Bexhill, Hastings and Ashford. Eastbourne Station is 1 10 minute walk from Towner. Buses 12, 12A, 12X, 13X, 3, 98 & 99 stop in the town centre near to Towner.


Bike racks are available on Devonshire Quarter Plaza in front of Towner. 

You can explore the area around us with the beautiful Coastal Culture Trail map which is available to download here.

By Car

For satnav use postcode BN21 4JJ.

Pay and Display car parking is available in College Road Car Park, 100m from Towner. Check our website before you visit as this car park is occasionally closed off to accommodate events. Free on-street parking is often available on College Road and other adjacent streets.

5 Blue Badge parking spaces are available in the layby alongside the Devonshire Quarter Plaza immediately in front of Towner. There is also a drop off/waiting area for blue badge holders immediately outside Towner, with a 30 minute waiting time.

The nearest multi-story car parking is at Trinity Place, which is a 10-minute walk to Towner.


The Devonshire Park Hotel is conveniently located on Carlisle Road, across the street from Towner. Visit for further information.