The Museum and the Community Partnership

With the amount of history Seaford has seen, it’s hardly surprising that residents have a sense of their place in Britain and are proud of it. The past has given us artefacts along with the memories and records; access to all of this treasure is important.

The town is even luckier than most. It has a building that is a piece of history in itself in which to create its museum. The Martello Tower is one of a string of similar fortresses which stretched from Aldeburgh in Suffolk. Seaford’s is the 74th on the south coast and the furthest west of them all.

Even if you have no time to visit the Museum (it’s open weekends and bank holidays, 11.00 – 4.00) it’s worth visiting it and the seafront, to get a view of Seaford Head and the three miles of shingle beach between the Head and Newhaven.

You can walk up onto the Head and, if you go far enough, you are treated to the classic view of the Seven Sisters cliffs with Cuckmere Haven’s Coastguard Cottages in the foreground.

Martello Tower and entrance bridge

Seaford Community Partnership provides a melting pot for ideas which help the town maintain its success and its character, and improve its ecology and the environment for nature and residents alike. It is a real partnerhip between voluntary organisations, statutory bodies and Councils.

It is funded only by a small grant from the Town Council, so any contribution you’d like to make in recognition of the work that’s gone into providing this walk would be very welcome, and would help us keep the website going.