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Hastings Museum and Art Gallery

Johns Place, Bohemia Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1ET

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Hastings Museum and Art Gallery

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Hastings Museum & Art Gallery has launched Hastings Digital Museum to counter the increase in social isolation and loneliness that COVID-19 is likely to cause.

Social isolation and loneliness are cross-generational and not bound by social class, health or income level and can impact of your mental health and well-being.

Through our social media pages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram we are going to publish a daily programme of posts and activities, such as:

• downloadable resources for children and families
• collection highlight videos
• recording of regular activities like Starlings Music Group
• opportunities for conversation and discussion

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Visit Hastings’ family-friendly and diverse Museum and Art Gallery for an exploration of art, heritage and history from around the world.

The fascinating 'Before Hastings' and 'Story of Hastings in 66 Objects' galleries recount the history of the area from prehistory to the Saxons and from 1066 to today.

Discover the local wildlife that you can spot in our town and countryside today and bring yourself face to face with the creatures of the dinosaurs and fossils gallery.

Explore the lives of the Native North Americans from the Plains and Sub-Arctic areas before visiting Grey Owl, the Hastings-born Canadian conservationist, linking the world of the Native Americans back to our local area.

The beautiful ceramics gallery and exciting regular temporary exhibitions in the art gallery will captivate lovers of both historical and contemporary art.

The spectacular Durbar Hall, built for the Indian and Colonial exhibition of 1886, displays a magnificent collection of culture from India, the Far East and Australasia. The adjoining gallery explores the Brassey family who collected the amazing artefacts that make up the Durbar Hall.

Visit Hastings Museum and Art Gallery’s website to find out more.

 

 

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    112
  • Very Good
    50
  • Average
    10
  • Poor
    5
  • Terrible
    1

Recent Reviews:

  • chrissT8030TW
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Disppointing
    1 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 20th November 2019
    Found the whole experience disappointing. The museum is on the top of a hill and had I known what it was like would not have bothered. Very old fashion feeling about it which initially was ok but on... Read full review
  • valinkent
    Kent
    An eclectic and eccentric hidden gem
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 29th December 2019
    Well worth a visit for at least two hours, with just a couple of minor reservations. - Firstly, however, a few of the many positives: It's free to visit! And, really, it would be well worth an... Read full review
  • Caitriona M
    Hastings, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Good place to find interesting cultural snippets
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 13th February 2020
    Nice architecture of this building, some interesting exhibitions - well chosen and diverse. Good for families. Read full review

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A21. Off the A21 opposite Falaise Road.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Hastings. Turn left at end of Station Approach, then 2nd left into Priory Street. Turn right at end of Priory Street into Cambridge Road. Museum is located on the right at the top of the hill where Cambridge Road becomes Bohemia Road.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Catering

  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 01:30
  • Euros accepted

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • French printed material
  • Italian printed material

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

Opening Times

Winter opening (1 Nov 2020 - 16 Mar 2021)

* General Opening Text

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