Hastings Museum and Art Gallery

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

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External view of Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, East Sussex

About

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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    Recent Reviews:

    • 620gpe
      East Sussex
      Well worth the visit.
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 18th June 2021
      Fantastic and totally enjoyable experience. Well worth visiting. The layout and the way that the museum is organised was first class. Thank you to all who are involved. Read full review
    • Sellest
      Bushey, United Kingdom
      Great museum
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 11th August 2021
      Came here this week with my partner and our two youngest (12 and 14) and spent a good 1 ½ hours wandering round. The museum itself is well laid out with so many interesting things to see and all... Read full review
    • SergioR1
      Eastbourne, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      A hidden gem
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 30th August 2021
      Great free local museum & gallery. A fantastic way to get know the history of the town & some famouse local characters. The Indian palace interior recreation was one of the highlights for me. The... 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 (10 Dec 2021 - 16 Mar 2022)

    * Closed 12.30-2pm for cleaning.

    Events

    Friday, 10th September 2021 - Sunday, 5th December 2021

    Crossings: community and refugeCrossings: Community and RefugeEngaging audiences in questions of identity, belonging and sharing our world, 'Crossings: Community and Refuge' brings the Lampedusa cross and Issam Kourbaj's poignant boat artwork, ‘Dark Water, Burning World’, to Hastings.
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    Thursday, 11th November 2021 - Thursday, 11th November 2021

    A photograph of  a cross on a black background. It is the artwork The Lampedusa cross 2 by Francesco Tuccio, 2015. Highlight Tour: Crossings exhibitionDelve deeper into the Crossings: Community and Refuge with a member of the curatorial team as they take you on a personal journey through the exhibition.
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    Awards

    • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2021
    • Regional and Miscellaneous -TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Best of the Best Award - 2020 TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Best of the Best Award - 2020 2020
    • Regional and Miscellaneous -WTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021
    • Tourism South East Award -The Beautiful South - Awards for Excellence 2020 - 2021 Bronze The Beautiful South - Awards for Excellence 2020 - 2021 Bronze 2021

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