Sadly under the current circumstances we have had to close the exhibition until further notice.
We will be looking to publish some new online content in the coming weeks which you can use while at home, so please look out for this.
We hope to back open again as soon as possible.
The Animazing Story of Children's Television is a fantastic free attraction in Eastbourne where visitors can learn how children's TV has been made over the last 70 years.
This fully interactive and educational experience is sure to keep the kids (and big kids) entertained come rain or shine.
Excellent for all budding animators, presenters or film makers, or for taking a look back to children's TV of the past.
Some of the earliest characters from children's TV were puppets, like Muffin the Mule and Sooty & Sweep.
We've recreated the secret Tracy Island runway of Thunderbird 2 and Thunderbird 4 filmed under the ocean.
Our huge junk-model space ship was built from recycled parts, complete with working lights and engines.
From Trumpton, Clangers and Bagpuss to Danger Mouse and Wallace & Gromit.
Can you make a string puppet walk, wave or dance? It's not as easy as it looks.
Create and animate your own character in our easy to use Animation Studio.
Try presenting a live TV show in our fun-themed Make It art studio.
Sit down at our giant's table and see how characters are made to look like giants in films like Harry Potter.
Will you walk with dinosaurs, swim with turtles, explore space or take a Flight over Eastbourne in our green screen studio.
Explore a huge library of sound effects and create your own in our fun Foley Studio.
The exhibition is currently closed until further notice.
Exhibition staff are available at weekends and school holidays only.
Children must be supervised at all times.
The Pavilion Cafe offers hot and cold drinks, lunches, snacks and cakes.
The Cafe is operated by Eastbourne Borough Council.
Admission is free but a suggested donation of £2 per person is a big help.
If you would like to bring a group please get in touch for more details.
We can now offer kids birthday parties at Animazing. Please get in touch for more details.
Find the hidden Easter Eggs, unscramble the secret word and receive a chocolate treat.
£1 per person.
In celebration of VE day, can you decode the secret messages.
£1 per person including chocolate treat.
Animazing founder Paul Young started collecting children's TV memorabilia in 2008 and held the first Animazing exhibition at Gallery North in Hailsham in 2016.
We have 3 volunteer board members, Paul Young, Lucy Dean and Jim Byford.
In 2020 we employed our first paid staff, Exhibition Assistants Jenny and Mary.
Paul manages Animazing on a day-to-basis, and the family are always keen to get involved.