Fishermen's Museum

Rock-a-Nore Road, HASTINGS, East Sussex, TN34 3DW

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Fishermen's Museum

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The museum is housed in a former church (dedicated to St Nicholas) which was built on the beach in 1854 to serve the local fishing community.  It operated as a church until 1930 but was turned into a museum in 1956 by the Old Hastings Preservation Society.

It looks after one of the famous net huts next to the building where you can also find the Edward and Mary which, in 1919, became the first locally-built fishing boat to be installed with an engine, and The Valiant, which was built in Newhaven in 1953 and worked from Hastings until 1999.  On the beach in front of the boats is an anchor dating from Napoleonic times.

Exhibits in the museum include model ships and boats, fishing gear, historic paintings and photographs illustrating the Hastings fishing industry.

Guide Prices

Free but donations welcome; prebooking required for groups - 40 maximum group size.

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Recent Reviews:

  • christopherdU3470VK
    Waterlooville, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Lots of information
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 3rd November 2020
    There is no entry fee but a little contribution is welcome. Lots of old photographs and information on local fishermen. You can easily while away an hour or more looking at the information. Read full review
  • ste_wib
    London
    Old fishing life
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 13th December 2020
    Fascinating museum of old fishing life in Hastings. Free to enter and full of information of fishing life in the past. Well worth a visit. Read full review
  • Gem83brighton
    Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Fun
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 1st January 2021
    This is a fun place to look around even just for 10-15 minutes I would definitely pop in. Living along the road in Brighton means day trips to Hastings. Read full review

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Facilities

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access

Payment Methods

  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Opening Times

Covid reduced hours (5 Dec 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
DayTimes
Thursday - FridayClosed
Saturday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00

Awards

  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2021

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