We are so lucky to have museum

Sometimes I think that we forget how lucky we are to have such a gem of a museum in Bexhill!

I paid a visit to Bexhill Museum with a group of students from the local primary schools and from Bexhill Academy.

We all had a thoroughly enjoyable and educational day and the volunteers and staff who spent time with us were truly inspirational.

As if the students didn’t find it exciting enough to hold a fossil which was 140-million years old, they also saw a giant Japanese spider crab, a mummified crocodile and some other very interesting artefacts including a model of a Martello tower.

Our visit was made even more exciting by an unscheduled evacuation due to the fire alarm being set off, and the subsequent very prompt arrival of the local fire brigade.

Although this proved to be a false alarm, it was very reassuring to everyone that the system worked so well.

The museum is run by a charitable trust and many of the people we met were dedicated volunteers who give their time willingly to share their love of Bexhill’s history with others.

I would like to say a big ‘thank you’ on behalf of Bexhill Academy to all of the people who made our visit so worthwhile.

Andrea Gallastegui

Bexhill Academy

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