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Fishermen's Museum

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

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Fishermen's Museum

About

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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4.5 of 5 stars
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Recent Reviews:

  • Cazra
    London, UK
    Trip Type:
    Family
    So much information !
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 1st September 2020
    What a lovely little free museum in the heart of Rock a Nore fishing village. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the gift shop was great- we got some goodies. It is free to enter but... Read full review
  • Samia B
    Nice small museum
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 1st September 2020
    A nice free museum with interesting things to look at. Staff were helpful and friendly Would recommend. Read full review
  • Hampo1964
    Eastbourne, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Very informative
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 8th September 2020
    It's not a large museum but it's packed with a lot of interesting information. There's lots of photos from years ago, pictures of Hastings famous fishermen. There's an old fishing boat you can have a... 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 (1 Aug 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
DayTimes
Friday - Sunday13:00 - 17:00

Awards

  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020

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