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.
|Adult ticket with Gift Aid
|£10.00 per ticket
|Art Fund Members with Gift Aid
|£5.00 per ticket
|Children - Under 18
|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.
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.
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.
|2024 opening times (7 June 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
|Monday - Tuesday
|Wednesday - Sunday
* 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.
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