Battle Museum of Local History

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

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Battle Museum of Local History


The Museum has a collection covering 125 million years of history in Battle and the surrounding area. The fascinating displays include dinosaur footprints,  artefacts from the Roman Bathhouse at Beauport Park, a Saxon battle-axe believed to be a unique relic of the famous Battle of Hastings (featured on Time Team),  the World’s oldest effigy of Guy Fawkes and the story of the Battle Gunpowder industry, as well as cases on the World Wars of the 20th Century.  Each year there is new special exhibition.  To learn more, please visit the website.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • wingate
      London, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Small but interesting
      4 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 24th June 2021
      Set back from the main road this is a museum which naturally concentrates on the Battle of Hastings.No artefacts but a thorough explanation of the battle.Worth a visit Read full review
    • captainblackmore
      Leicester, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Free and friendly!
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 13th July 2021
      Had a wonderful 40 mins here in the small but well filled museum. Bearing in mind the charges at Battle Abbey, we learned so much about the battle and local area throughout history. Really... Read full review
    • 898hollyf
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Great place to visit
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 28th January 2023
      Great place to visitLovely people in there with full of Interesting piece of history of the town Battle 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 (4 June 2022 - 30 Oct 2022)
    Monday - Saturday10:00 - 16:30

    * Battle Museum of Local History is expected to reopen in June 2022. Please check the museum's website for information.

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