The Modernist movement (rebelling against Victorian era tradion) artists, writers, and designers of the early 20th Century have left a pretty legacy of art and architecture in Sussex and the South Downs National Park.
If visiting more than a few, consider joing the National Art Fund, which gives free entry to most of the below
If travelling by train:
- the galleries in Ditchling (2km walk from Hassocks), Brighton, Eastbourne, Bexhill-on-Sea and Hastings can all be visited on same "London Victoria to Hastings via Haywards Heath and Eastbourne" ticket. You can break the journey, but you have to return by the same slightly circuatous route.
- Similarly, Ditchling (2km walk), Brighton and Chichester can all be visited on the same "London Victoria to Chichester via Three Bridges" ticket