Hastings History House

21 Courthouse Street, HASTINGS, East Sussex, TN34 3AU

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Hastings History House


Located between High Street and The Bourne, Hastings History House is the headquarters of the Old Hastings Preservation Society (OHPS) and is a local history exhibition and resource centre. The Hastings Local History Group are also based there.

Open Thursday - Sunday, 11am - 4pm.
Entry if free, however donations are welcome.

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    Recent Reviews:

    • badmintontim
      Hastings, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Local History Place to visit
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 9th April 2017
      This is an excellent place that will be able to tell you all that you would want to know about Hastings, whether from the displays, books or from the staff that work there There are also locally... Read full review
    • jazzers45
      Worcestershire, UK
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Well worth a browse
      4 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 25th May 2017
      Lots of old photos displayed in themes to illustrate Hastings through the years. They have books for sale and leaflets on walks. Staffed by volunteers who are enthusiastic about their town. Read full review
    • Linda N
      York, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Not much for visitors to Hastings
      3 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 14th October 2017
      We visited this free museum in September. It is only very small and the staff on duty certainly did not engage with us at all. There are notices everywhere forbidding you to take photos. I guess... Read full review

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    Opening Times

    Hastings History House (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
    Monday - WednesdayClosed
    Thursday - Saturday11:00 - 16:00


    Tuesday, 23rd April 2024 - Tuesday, 23rd April 2024

    Tuesday, 30th April 2024 - Tuesday, 30th April 2024

    Tuesday, 7th May 2024 - Tuesday, 7th May 2024

    Sunday, 12th May 2024 - Sunday, 12th May 2024

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    Sunday, 26th May 2024 - Sunday, 26th May 2024

    Tuesday, 28th May 2024 - Tuesday, 28th May 2024

    illustration of Hastings Old Town.Original OHPS Old Town WalksRegular tours of Hastings Old Town, the premier ancient Cinque Port.
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