Historic Houses & Sites
20 Cornfield Terraces , Eastbourne, East Sussex,BN21 4NS
For More Information: 01323 737143
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The museum has well over 100,000 exhibits laid out on four floors of old shops, room settings and many various displays, which have been collected over the last fifty years by the owners Jan and Graham Upton.
In the Grocer's Shop you will see Mr Barton selling his biscuits from glass-topped tins and every inch of shelving packed with nostalgic items from the past such as Oxo, Rinso, Blue bags and many more.
You can almost taste the Five Boys chocolate, the liquorice, aniseed-balls and all your favourites here in the Sweet shop. There are also cigarettes and tobacco of every kind.
See the scullery maid cleaning the stove with black-lead in the Edwardian Kitchen. Also, the housekeeper who is preparing a tray to take to the folk "upstairs".
Remember dried egg powder and other rationing items? They're all here, in the Wartime Kitchen/Living room and under the stairs air-raid shelter.
The Museum has a completely separate Gift Shop, which you are very welcome to just browse around at any time. Here you will find traditional souvenirs and presents, also a good selection of traditional cards and advertising postcards.
Open EVERY day from 10.00 in the morning.
Closing times do vary, please telephone to check.
We do strongly suggest you contact 'How We Lived Then' Museum of Shops before you set off on your day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm prices.
Also, it may be worth clicking the link to 'How We Lived Then' Museum of Shops website, to see if there are special events and seasonal things to do that may be going on during the day.