The Towner Gallery
Towner Art Gallery is only a 10 minute walk or a 5 minute taxi ride from Eastbourne train station, and just a few minutes from the seafront. Eastbourne is 35 minutes from Brighton, 40 minutes from Hastings and just 1 hour 30 minutes from London by train.
Getting to Towner by train
There are regular trains to Eastbourne station from London Victoria, London Bridge, Brighton, Bexhill, Hastings and Ashford.
When walking here from the train station follow the signs for “Theatres and Devonshire Park”. Walk to the end of Gildredge Road, then cross over South Street and Furness Road to College Road. Towner Art Gallery is situated at the end of the road on the left, at the junction between College Road and Carlisle Road.
Getting to Towner by bus
The No.3 bus from Eastbourne town centre stops next to the Congress Theatre next door to Towner. The 98 & 99 run from Hastings to Eastbourne. The journey takes approximately an hour and a half.
For more information on these routes and timetables visit the Stagecoach website.
The 12, 12A, 12X and 13X run from Brighton through Peacehaven, Newhaven and Seaford to Eastbourne. The closest stop to Towner Art Gallery is at Memorial Roundabout, one stop after the Arndale Shopping Centre. Buses run approximately every 15 minutes and the journey time is around an hour.
For more information on these routes and timetables visit the Brighton & Hove Bus Company website.
We also recommend downloading the Brighton & Hove Bus app for great information and deals.
Driving to Towner from London
For your satnav use postcode BN21 4JJ
From London take the A23, then the A27 to Eastbourne, A2270 towards the town centre & seafront. At the roundabout on Upperton Road (which the A2270 turns into), take the second exit on to Grove Road. At the end of Grove Road take a left down South Street; turn right and immediately left on to College Road. Towner Art Gallery is at the end of College Road.
The car park closest to Towner is currently closed due to the construction work relating to the council’s Devonshire Park Development and is likely to remain closed until 2018.
The pay & display Devonshire Park Car Park on College Rd (in front of the tennis centre) remains available during the development works. Vehicles can temporarily stop and drop off passengers to the side of Towner building on College Road (double yellow lines, so parking not possible).
Bicycle racks are located to the rear of Towner Art Gallery in the small car park, and you can buy the beautiful Sussex Coastal Culture Trail Map & Guide (illustrated by Ben Phillips and produced by Bespoke Cycle Group and Hastings Urban Bikes) in the Towner shop or you can download a version here.
If you don’t have your own bicycle with you but would like to ride during your visit, you can hire a bicycle from Let’s Bike in town.