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:

    • the_big_b_dog
      London, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      A step back in time
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 15th December 2022
      It was free right? The bathroom was clean so It was fantastic to read and see an overview of the History of Hastings Read full review
    • No face F
      Trip Type:
      Would go again
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 4th March 2023
      It was very good came at 11 am stayed for 2 hours a lot to see nice fossils and taxidermy some stuff was not labeled that well sadly though. Read full review
    • FFandFF
      Surrey, United Kingdom
      Wonderful for young kids
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 2nd June 2023
      What a wonderful museum for kids. My son was thoroughly entertained for hours with the lovely interactive experiences in each room. Love how the kids toys matched the exhibits in each room. A lot of... 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


    Friday, 6th October 2023 - Friday, 6th October 2023

    Saturday, 7th October 2023 - Saturday, 7th October 2023

    black and white photo of a carved hall with horns and armour on displayEdith Festival 2023A festival celebrating the cultural and historical heritage of Hastings
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    Wednesday, 11th October 2023 - Wednesday, 11th October 2023

    hastings museum "white nanny black child" posterWhite Nanny Black Child – Film Screening and Q&AHastings Museum & Art Gallery, Playing the Race Card and Ten66 Television are thrilled to present a special film screening for Black History Month.
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    Tuesday, 24th October 2023 - Tuesday, 24th October 2023

    The Dead ZooA menagerie of real animals and their skeletons from Hastings Museum's natural science collection.
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    Tuesday, 13th February 2024 - Thursday, 15th February 2024

    children sitting inside a planetariumPlanetariumAn immersive planetarium experience at Hastings Museum.
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    Saturday, 17th February 2024 - Saturday, 17th February 2024

    Relics RoadshowFind out about the latest local history, fossil and archaeological discoveries and have your own finds and treasures identified by experts
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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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