Seaside South England – De La Warr Pavilion

The South coast of England conjures the most iconic seaside holidays

From Bournemouth to Ramsgate, there are a string of charming off-the-beaten-track and trendy spots, including Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings, Whitstable. Dotted along the coast are some magnificent structures that have in recent years been given a facelift. The De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill on Sea is one gem.

The De La Warr Pavilion built in 1935 is a Grade One listed building on the seafront in Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex and is widely recognised as one of the most iconic Modernist buildings in Britain. It was refurbished in 2005.

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When you walk in, you will find a large gallery on the ground floor, which is currently home to Ladybird By Design. There is a Café Bar & Kitchen on the first floor with a commanding view of the surf.

Ladybird by Design runs Sat 24 Jan 2015-Sun 10 May 2015

Tickets: Free entry

For one hundred years, Ladybird books have delighted children, their parents, grandparents and teachers alike, taking readers on a journey of discovery and enlightenment. Affordable and accessible, Ladybird books hold a significant and affectionate place in the collective psyche of the nation, conjuring up, through written word and illustration, life in Britain in more innocent times.

The De La Warr Pavilion will display over 200 original illustrations that cover a selection of Ladybird books from the late 1950s to early 1970s. Focusing on those books which reflected the world in which the reader lived, the exhibition will feature selections from the People At Work series, Shopping With Mother, the Science and Nature series as well as the Well Loved Tales and Key Words series

Information on De La Warr Pavilion Gallery Opening Times

The De La Warr Pavilion is open every day of the year except Christmas Day. The building is also open later in the evenings for programmed events.

Opening times
Monday – Sunday – 10am – 5pm
Visitors Information
Direct trains go from London Victoria, Brighton and Ashford to Bexhill.

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