Membership is open to all (adults, students, young people, organisations and clubs).
Please note that membership prices increase from 1 January 2016
(First rise since the 2013 levels)

       For individual membership, the cost is £10.00 for a year (for new members, this is from month of joining)
       Family membership is £15.00- for two or more at the same address.
Members are entitled to:
  • free admission to the Museum when it is open;
  • free admission to Newhaven Museum when it is open;
  • reduced admission to Eastbourne Redoubt Fortress;
  • reduced admission to Newhaven Fort;
  • receive regular issues of "The Martello Magazine"; (by e-mail if requsted)
  • special rates for meetings and outings.
Monthly meetings on topics of interest are held throughout the year.
Programme details are published on a programme card issued at the beginning of the year, in 'The Martello Magazine' and on these pages.

How to Join

Membership application forms are available at the Museum or downloaded from the link below. When completed they should be sent to the Membership Secretary together with the appropriate fee and stamped addressed envelope at the address shown at the bottom of this page.
Alternatively, they may be left with the Senior Steward on Duty.

The application form is a pdf file (Adobe Acrobat) and can be downloaded here.

How To Volunteer

Help will always be welcome. Please come to the Museum any Tuesday and Thursday morning between 09:30. and 12:00 noon to find out about the work that is going on.
You may also contact the Museum on 01323 898222 (24 hr Answerphone) or E-mail
Volunteers can select from the following list the task or tasks they would like to undertake:
  • acting as Stewards, when the Museum is open to the public. Stewards work a 'rota duty' of 2-3 hours once every few weeks or whenever possible. Their duties include welcoming visitors and watching over the displays and artefacts in the Museum.
  • joining one of the working parties which attend the Museum on Tuesday and Thursday mornings between 09:30 and 12:00. The working parties are busy with all the behind the scenes work, which ranges from cleaning and maintenance to cataloguing, using computers, research and fund-raising. In addition to the collections on display, the Museum has a large collection of photographs and other archive material relating to the history of Seaford.