Battle Museum of Local History

The Almonry, High Street, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0EA

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front external view of battle museum. A small brick building with pointed tiled roof with a weathervane on top.


The Museum covers 125 million years of history with displays including dinosaur footprints, artefacts from a Roman Bathhouse, a battle-axe believed to be the only relic of the battle of 1066, the oldest effigy of Guy Fawkes, domestic items from the 19th century and militaria from World Wars 1 and 2.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • Howlo
      Buckingham, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Wonderful Museum
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 25th June 2023
      What a wonderful museum, we turned up to visit with a dog which are not allowed in. Well guess what the lovely lady volunteer offered to sit outside with our dog whilst we looked around this gem of a... Read full review
    • N2542QNadamh
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Staff very welcoming and seriously knowledgeable!
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 29th July 2023
      This isn't the biggest museum in the world, but it packs a lot into its relatively small walls. We thoroughly enjoyed walking around and purchased a few gifts at the end. But by far the best thing... Read full review
    • Carol S
      Great local museum
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 16th August 2023
      This is a great little museum with local history explained for the past 1000 years. They have printed copies with explanations of the Bayeux Tapestry ( the French version of the Battle of Hastings... Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Public Transport Directions

    Regular buses stop on Battle High Street. Stagecoach buses 304 and 305 connect Hastings with Battle and Hawkhurst. Bus 95 connects Bexhill with Battle and Hastings. Visit for further information.

    Battle Museum of Local History is a 17-minute walk from Battle Train Station. Trains run regularly from Hastings and London (Charing Cross, Waterloo East, London Bridge) via Tunbridge Wells.

    Opening Times

    * Battle Museum of Local History closes during the winter months.

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