Museum Plan

Shaded areas are Museum work rooms not open to the public.


Lower Floor & The Covered Moat Area

1. Two ships' figureheads, The restored figurehead is thought to be from the Peruvian wrecked in 1899. Naval Chest with Swords, glass covered displays with a maritime theme surmounted by pictures of Seaford shipwrecks.
2. Around the wall and glass covered displays of military memorabilia.
3. Display of coins, memorabilia and souvenirs of royal events, coronations etc.
4. Display of stained glass windows and artefacts from local schools.
5. Exit through Tower wall base into the covered section of the moat. Fire door on left.
6. Comprehensive . display of early gramophones, radios and televisions.
7. Aircraft Radio Beacon moved from Seaford Head in 1991 when it became automated.
8. Stewards corner.
9. Display of home computers, video games, calculators. Surmounted by agricultural and industrial tools on the wall.
10. Old cash registers & sewing machines (from 1890).
11. Household cleaners and washing machines
12. Early irons, heaters, kettles, smokers' requisites , and typewriters and Braille machines.
13. Miscellaneous displays including Edwardian dress, silverware and porcelain.
14. Working model of Seaford Station 1922 when Southern took over from LB & SCR.
15. Bathing Machine.
16. Area of regularly changed temporary exhibitions.
17. Way out from moat through Tower wall base (9 + feet thick) into original Tower to:
18. Gunpowder Magazine Room - Old bottle display, fossils, flints, etc.
19. Exit to stairway back to ground level.
A. George Jakens Archive library containing archives and Housing Register, a constantly growing history of every street and building in Seaford from about 1834. Admission by special request.
B. Kathleen Aires Room; a general meeting room, containing a display of paintings and photographs and the video of the rebuilding of Seaford Beach 1986.
       (T = meeting room tea point)
C. An old-fashioned village General Store.
D. A toy shop display (approximately 1920-1940).
E. Souvenir of Church Street School, 1910. Note the log book, slate and slate pencil.
F. Victorian dress shop display.
G. Wartime kitchen, c1940. Note the blackout, dried milk & eggs, ration book, gas mask.
H. Chemist shop display (approximately 1920-1950).
I. Souvenirs of the Empire Cinema (1913-1939) and Ritz Cinema (1935-1984). The Ritz was originally on the site of the Safeway Store.
J. Late Victorian kitchen. Note the gas lighting, tapers, water heating, kitchen stove, washing room copper, stone sink, mangle (circa 1890, no gas in earlier Victorian homes).
K. Camera and home movie display (range 1900-1960).
L. Display of Victorian christening gowns.
M. Hardware shop. Another wide range of nostalgic memories.
N. Children's dressing-up corner.
O. Garden Shed with school air raid shelter.