Hastings Museum and Art Gallery

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

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Hastings Museum and Art Gallery



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 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:

    • Sam-Ferrari77
      Trip Type:
      Short break with history
      4 of 5 stars
      Friday, 21st January 2022
      Lovely small venue with lots of history, if you're not used to small county museums then this might not be your cup of tea. Read full review
    • 60pennyc
      Sidcup, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Great local museum and gallery - well worth a visit
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 20th February 2022
      This is a great local museum and art gallery. Very well laid out, with a nice history section, not too much crowded in and suitable for all ages. The Durban Hall was fascinating having been a central... Read full review
    • Old007
      Canterbury, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      What a Treat
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 20th March 2022
      We went especially to see the Bob Mazzer exhibition. This did not disappoint at all, as a free exhibition it was exceptional. Of course we bimbled around the rest of the museum while we were there... 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, 1/2 mile away. Cross the road at the station entrance, and turn right into Cornwallis Terrace. Turn left again 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.



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


    • Picnic Site

    Establishment Features

    • Toilets

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking
    • Parking (free)

    Payment Methods

    • Approx length of visit - 01:30

    Provider Preferences

    • In town/city centre
    • Indoor Attraction

    Specialist Features

    • Marketed Towards Children
    • Marketed Towards Families

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Educational Visits Accepted

    Opening Times

    Winter opening (1 Apr 2021 - 31 Dec 2022)
    Tuesday - Saturday10:00 - 17:00
    Sunday11:00 - 16:30


    Saturday, 1st October 2022 - Sunday, 15th January 2023

    photograph of Hastings, with donut sign and colourful hut in the foreground and hill with funicular railway in the background.Hastings Open 2022Celebrating the diversity of artistic talent in Hastings.
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    Thursday, 20th October 2022 - Friday, 30th June 2023

    BOOK EXCHANGEIn partnership with National Literacy Trust we bring you the Hastings Museum BOOK EXCHANGE! Get your hands on fantastic book titles and do a swap.
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    Sunday, 8th January 2023 - Sunday, 8th January 2023

    photograph of vintage toys placed together, including a porcelain doll and cards. Family Festive Trail
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    Wednesday, 25th January 2023 - Wednesday, 25th January 2023

    yellow museum box full of iron objectsRoom 101Find out all about the world of museums at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery.
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    Saturday, 18th February 2023 - Saturday, 18th February 2023

    photograph of a fossilised fern imprint.Relics RoadshowIt's time for Relics Roadshow at Hastings Museum & Art Gallery.
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    Wednesday, 29th March 2023 - Wednesday, 29th March 2023

    Print of a dinosaur skeleton.The Dinosaurs in Our StoreroomFind out about the dinosaur fossils in the collection of Hastings Museum.
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    • 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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