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Flower Makers' Museum

58a High Street, Hastings, E Sussex, TN34 3EN

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The Shirley Leaf & Petal Company, an extraordinary family business which dates back over 110 years, can be found in Hastings Old Town. Despite its humble surroundings, the company has an extraordinary global reputation as a leading supplier of artificial flower and plant props for film, theatre and television productions.

The company produced the rose petals for Ridley Scott's 'Gladiator' and the giant wisteria for the set of the Broadway and West End production ‘Frozen the Musical’. Lady Gaga’s costumes and royal outfits such as one worn at a recent royal christening, all bear examples of Brenda Wilson and her team’s work. In the basement of the company's premises is the 'Flower Maker's Museum' where you can find out more about the company’s impressive client list and samples of her work dating back over 100 years. You may even be lucky to find Brenda there too.

Now you too can learn from the professional! Brenda is offering workshops to anyone wanting to learn some of her extraordinary skills. Using vintage fabrics and artificial flora and fauna, learn to make something special for a loved one’s wedding outfit or special occasion. An original gift for a special friend or relative. Workshop prices start at £25 for an hour and a half. Small groups or individuals. Enquire at the shop on 01424 427793.

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Museum£1.00 per ticket

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    Recent Reviews:

    • AlabamaWhirly1
      Hastings, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Amazing place
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 29th August 2018
      Go underneath the flower shop and there's a whole world of flower making history! The machine and blocks are really interesting. Read full review
    • Steve D
      Gloucester, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Very interesting demonstration
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 25th October 2018
      We had a good demonstration of how the flowers are made. Very interesting and I think that its the only place still making flowers that way. So many shapes to see. Read full review
    • Andrew081
      St Albans, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Small, interesting shop and museum in the old town
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 5th August 2019
      The Flower Makers Museum is situated in a 14th century building in Hastings Old Town. At street level is a small shop making and selling artificial flowers, but in the basement is a museum. Whilst... Read full review

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    Opening Times

    2019 (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
    DayTimes
    Monday - Saturday10:00 - 16:00*
    SundayClosed*
    Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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