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Hastings Contemporary

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

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Hastings Contemporary


The Jerwood Gallery is now closed. On 6 July 2019 it relaunches as Hastings Contemporary. Providing a platform for exhibitions by some of the world's most celebrated artists, first up are Tal R and Roy Oxlade, plus works by David Bomberg & Sir Quentin Blake.

Nestling between the fishing beach and Hastings Old Town, Hastings Contemporary is sensitively and intuitively designed,(HAT Projects) to complement the surrounding environment. On opening as the Jerwood Gallery in 2012 it won a RIBA National Award and Civic Trust Award. It was included in the Observer's top buildings of 2012. The exterior is clad in over 8000 black ceramic tiles, hand-glazed a few miles away in Kent, which reflect the changing seaside light. The emphasis on sustainability is exemplary, with the building creating 60% less CO2 per m2 than an average museum of a comparable size. It houses a range of gallery spaces from initimate rooms through to a dramatic 180m2 exhibition space. The gallery cafe, Webbes, boasts a lovely sun terrace and fantastic views over Hastings and the fishing beach.

Late opening until 8pm of Hastings Contemporary every first Tuesday of the month. FREE ENTRY to all.

There will be times when the gallery will be closed for maintenance and exhibition turnover - please check the website for up to date information


Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
10 or more£6.00 per ticket
10 or more in a group£5.50 per ticket
16 and underFree
60 and over with gift aid£8.00 per ticket
60 and over without gift aid£7.00 per ticket
Art Fund Members with gift aid£4.50 per ticket
Art fund members without gift aid£4.00 per ticket
Free entry to Carers supporting disabled visitorsFree
Hastings Borough Council Residents proof of add. required£4.00 per ticket
Jerwood Gallery MembersFree
Students, Disabled, Unemployed - proof required£6.00 per ticket
With gift aid£9.00 per ticket
Without gift aid£8.00 per ticket

.Your ticket price contributes towards our running costs and joins with support from Jerwood Foundation, Arts Council England, Hastings Borough Council, our Members and Supporters to enable the gallery to continue to display its exhibitions and outreach programmes.

First Tuesday
FREE from 4pm - 8pm
On the first Tuesday of every month the gallery is free to all between the hours of 4pm - 8pm. The cafe is also open during this time.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • sheepygold
      Trip Type:
      Excellent exhibition space but needs more explanation
      4 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 25th August 2019
      This gallery is situated in an impressive modern building. It is beautifully designed with lots of oversized windows which generate perfect light for the artwork. There are several artists being... Read full review
    • hendrik92
      Hove, United Kingdom
      The Emperor's New Clothes?
      1 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 3rd September 2019
      I used to enjoy visiting this place when it was the Jerwood Gallery. It is a very well-designed building in a great location. In the pasrt I appreciated the fact that one could see works by some of... Read full review
    • cmreesha
      Hastings, United Kingdom
      Nice little gallery
      3 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 4th September 2019
      I would recommend visiting this gallery on the first Tuesday of the month as it is free in the evening from 5PM. There is a nice collection of art and the gallery is just the right size to have time... Read full review

    Map & Directions



    • 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

    2019 (6 July 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
    Tuesday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00*
    Bank Holiday11:00 - 17:00

    * Opening times 11-5 Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays Last admission at 4.30pm

    Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

    Special Offers

    • Free entry to local residents on first Tuesday of each month during the hours of 4pm-8pm

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