The Famous South Coast


20 Cornfield Terrace, Eastbourne, East Sussex

 BN21 4NS     Telephone (01323) 737143 

"How We Lived Then" has well over 100,000 exhibits laid out on FOUR floors of authentic old shops, room-settings and many various displays which have been collected over the last FIFTY-ODD years jointly by the owners, husband and wife team, Jan and Graham Upton.

(please see the History Page)

We are still open EVERY day from  10 o'clock in the morning


Sadly, due to ill health and the advancing age of the owners, we have decided to sell "How We Lived Then".

Should anyone be interested in buying our Museum it should be noted that the asking price in the region of £425,000 includes the freehold of the entire building, this is the Museum as you see it complete with ALL the fittings and exhibits within the Museum, a very nice owners' flat above and the shop fittings. 

If anyone is interested in receiving further information, kindly contact us.


We WILL remain OPEN and trading until

a buyer is found!


How we Lived Then

Chemist ShopThe Collection appeals to people of all ages.  It's pure nostalgia for the older folk and history for the young.

We get visitors from all over the Country and, in fact, from around the World.

Please take the time to browse around this Website.

See how we created our Museum on the History Page.

Our opening hours, admission charges and other useful information are on the About Us Page.

Take a look at just some of the many shops and displays we have here on the Museum Page.

Finally, don't forget our Shop on the Gift Shop Page.