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.
View of the Out of the Doll's House display

Out of the Doll's House: Women in the First World War

  • 19 September — 29 November 2015 *on now

This selection of objects from the Museum's collections, along with fascinating local stories uncovered by Hastings Remembers: Local Stories of the First World War, will put the spotlight on the vital role that women played during the 1914-18 war. In addition, there will be a display of work created through an outreach project with members of Hastings Women's Voice.

Suitable for

  • Any age



Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
John Agard in Roll Over Atlantic

Roll Over Atlantic

  • 27 November 2015 7:30-9pm *on now

John Agard brings his irrevential wit from the page to the stage in a new one-man show which telescopes the voyages of Colombus and his encounter with the indigenous population. Written in verse and performed against a background soundscape of Atlantic murmurings and symphonic mosquito buzzing, this is a satirical revisiting of that Old World New World meeting and take the audience on a historic voyage that still bears relevance to contemporary issues.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+


£7 or £5 concessions



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






01424 451052

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