Hastings Museum and Art Gallery

Hastings Museum and Art Gallery
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Hastings Museum & Art Gallery has extremely rich and varied collections, with artefacts from prehistory to the present day and from every continent. Its collections include local history & archives, fossils & natural history, fine & decorative arts, and world cultures, including significant Native North American collections. The most spectacular part of the Museum is the magnificent Durbar Hall, constructed for the 1886 Colonial & Indian Exhibition.

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Opening hours

April to October
Tues - Sat 10.00-17.00
Sun 12.00-17.00
November - March
Tues - Sat 10.00-16.00
Sun 12.00-16.00

Admission charges


Additional info

Local Studies research room open Wednesday 10.00-14.00 without appointment.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Maritime, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History, Weapons and War, World Cultures

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Word cloud with exhibition title and a selection of the themes you can find in it

The Story of Hastings in 66 Objects

  • 25 June — 31 December 2016 *on now

When Hastings gave its name to a nearby battle on 14 October 1066, it became one of the most famous towns in British history. Its story since then includes changing fortunes, growth and decline, but it has developed into a fascinating town with a unique and quirky character. This is represented here by 66 carefully chosen objects that aim to reflect the diversity of events and characters that have made it the town you can see today.

Suitable for

  • Any age





Hastings Museum and Art Gallery
Johns Place
Bohemia Road
East Sussex
TN34 1ET






01424 451052

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