Hastings Contemporary

Rock-A-Nore Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3DW

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Hastings Contemporary Art Gallery, East Sussex


Hastings Contemporary champions modern and contemporary art. An ambitious programme of temporary exhibitions includes work by important Modern British artists, internationally celebrated artists, and emerging practitioners. Since opening (as Jerwood Gallery) nine years ago, the gallery has developed a reputation for its focus on painting and on Modern British art. The gallery sits among Hastings’s famous net huts, overlooking the largest beach-launched fishing fleet in Europe.

Designed by HAT Projects, the building has won several architectural awards, including a RIBA National Award, a Civic Trust Award and a Sussex Heritage Trust Award, and reached the mid list for the Stirling Prize.

Located on the upper floor with a balcony and beautiful sea views across the Stade fishing beach, the café is open during gallery opening times and is ideal for a quick pit-stop.

Get 2-for-1 entry when you travel by train. See the Days Out Guide and book your ticket with Southeastern Railway

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult ticket with Gift Aid£10.00 per ticket
Art Fund Members with Gift Aid£5.00 per ticket
Children - Under 18Free
Concessions (FE students, Unemployed)£7.00 per ticket
Hastings Borough Council Residents with Gift Aid£5.50 per ticket
Senior (60+) with Gift Aid£9.00 per ticket

Disabled visitors and carers go free.



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      Hastings in October
      4 of 5 stars
      Friday, 10th November 2023
      I went with a coach trip in the October half term week. It was extremely windy and wet, although while we were there we only had showers, but we drove through flooded villages. Most of the... Read full review
    • Marian L
      London, United Kingdom
      What a Gem!
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 10th January 2024
      The galleries were light and airy. The exhibitions were well displayed and the invigilators very informative. The new cafe was brilliant. The food was tasty and beautifully presented. Staff were... Read full review
    • Explorerelb
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 12th February 2024
      A beautiful stylish gallery, with great views from the well-placed picture windows throughout. We saw three interesting exhibitions, all thoughtfully curated to make maximum impact in the space. The... Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    Hastings Contemporary is just off the A259 on Rock-a-Nore Road, 62 miles from London. The A21, which runs between London and Hastings provides easy access into the centre of Hastings.

    Public Transport Directions

    By Bus - Hastings and St. Leonards are served by the Stagecoach bus company who run regular bus services in the town. By Rail - Regular train services run from London Victoria and London Charing Cross to Hastings. Direct trains to Hastings from Brighton and Ashford International.



    • On-Site cafe/restaurant

    Establishment Features

    • Conference facilities
    • Event Venue
    • Toilets

    Payment Methods

    • Approx length of visit - 2 hours
    • Delta accepted
    • Groups Accepted
    • Maestro Accepted
    • MasterCard accepted
    • Special group rates
    • Visa accepted

    Provider Preferences

    • In town/city centre
    • Indoor Attraction

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Educational Visits Accepted
    • Guided Tours Available for Groups

    Travel & Trade

    • Group discounts available
    • Min group size numeric qualifier - 10 persons
    • Wi-fi available

    Opening Times

    2024 opening times (7 June 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
    Monday - TuesdayClosed
    Wednesday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00

    * Unless you are a Hastings Contemporary member, we strongly recommend booking your tickets before arriving at the gallery.
    Gallery capacity is currently limited and we strongly recommend booking in advance.


    Saturday, 7th October 2023 - Sunday, 3rd March 2024

    colourful artwork by Nengi Omuku at Hastings Contemporary.Nengi Omuku The Dance of People and the Natural WorldThe first major UK solo exhibition of new and recent works by Lagos-based artist Nengi Omuku.
    more info

    Saturday, 7th October 2023 - Sunday, 3rd March 2024

    artist Roland Hicks at Hastings ContemporaryRoland Hicks The Fourth WallRoland Hicks transforms two galleries at Hastings Contemporary.
    more info

    Saturday, 16th March 2024 - Sunday, 8th September 2024

    abstract artwork by Elias SimeElias Sime: Eregata እርጋታOne of Ethiopia's leading contemporary artists brings their work to Hastings Contemporary.
    more info

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