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De La Warr Pavilion

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Address: Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1DP, England
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+44 1424 229111
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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We are a Grade One Listed 1930s modernist building on the sea front in...

We are a Grade One Listed 1930s modernist building on the sea front in Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex, recently refurbished as a centre for the arts. When you walk in, you will find Gallery 1, a large gallery, on the ground floor. The current exhibition is Willem Sandberg: from type to image which opened on 30 April and continues until 4 September. On the ground floor you will also find the Box Office and Information Desk where tickets can be booked for any of our live events. There is also a shop where you can buy books, prints, cards and gifts. We have a large, 1930s auditorium where we present contemporary music, comedy, cinema and other live events. We also have a busy programme of courses, workshops and activities for all ages. Upstairs is Gallery 2, which reopens on Saturday 18 June with The People's Pavilion: Our First 80 Years and continues until Sunday 31 June. Our popular Café Bar & Kitchen can also be found on the second floor and serves delicious warming lunches, tasty salads and freshly - prepared soups and sandwiches to enjoy using locally-sourced ingredients. Our generously - sized home-made cakes, scones and cookies are too tempting to resist and are perfect when served with a delicious Illy Coffee and Fair Trade teas -perfect after a walk along the seafront on a cold winter's day. There is a children's lunch menu for those who want to treat the family. We also serve bar food before evening shows and offer a breakfast menu at weekends. There is a changing display of installations in the rooftop foyer. Doing Looking Working Performing (DLWP) opens Saturday 18 June in parallel to exhibition in Gallery 2. Starting with an eight hour improvised installation using sound and objects by two artists. The resulting installation will be open until 31 July. If the weather is good, you can step out on to the roof to enjoy the best views of the English Channel, all the way to Beachy Head. There is a large Rother District car park (free after 8pm) and free parking along the seafront. The Pavilion is less than 10 minutes walk from the station.

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Iconic De La Warr Pavilion

Had a lovely tea at the iconic De La Warr Pavilion - a magnificent BauHaus building designed by Chermayeff and feels like a modernist Art Deco ship on the pebble beach. Busy café... read more

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff are particularly friendly, professional and helpful. A fine balance of everything here, to suit any occassion or requirement. How many people can say they have a meeting with sea views and an environment to serve a professional yet casual time? Perfect all round.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in here for coffee, nice view, free WiFi, the food and drinks are fine, but a few irritations that could improve things if put right. You go and order at the counter, but have to wait and then carry your tray back to a table yourself. They put tall mugs on to saucers on your tray, and considering the... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the De La Warr Pavilion to view the 3 floors of interesting exhibits. The venue is free but could use a bit of sprucing up.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely tea at the iconic De La Warr Pavilion - a magnificent BauHaus building designed by Chermayeff and feels like a modernist Art Deco ship on the pebble beach. Busy café with friendly staff and great range of teas. Also serves range of light meals in such an impressive building.

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Expensive for what they offer. In my opinion not worth the money in substance or quality but as I say thats my opinion.

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the food here and the location is the best in town. I have been here several times and always enjoyed the variety of food and the friendliness of the staff.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here as it is an Iconic Building and featured in some Agatha Christie Poirot episodes. On close inspection it needs a bit of work and I am sure some injection of cash. However, it is still the best looking building in the nearby area. There is a cinema and theatre on site and an art exhibition by George... More 

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Overpriced did not enjoy my coffee. The building itself is beautiful though. Tea beside the sea below has more quirkiness

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for an inside activity to do on a cold blusterous bank holiday Monday. The venue was free spanning over three floors. There were exhibitions on each floor. Not much mind, but enough to keep you occupied for a short while. A steady stream of people viewed the exhibits, so it was not too busy. The building was... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An opportunity to see some fantastic art work. Pleasant staff and plenty of freedom to roam around the pavilion to read and look at the displays.

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