Hastings Museum and Art Gallery

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






01424 451052

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Hastings Museum and Art Gallery
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Hastings Museum contains a rich and varied mixture of local history, Sussex pottery, paintings, dinosaurs and British wildlife. There are displays on local personalities such as Grey Owl, John Logie Baird and Robert Tressell, and on seaside holidays, Mods and Rockers and Native Americans. The magnificent Durbar Hall contains displays from the fine World Art collection.

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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.
April, by Thomas Hansford Beere

The Four Seasons

  • 6 January 2014 — 4 January 2015 *on now

An opportunity to view works from the Museum collection, featuring artists such as Theodore Roussel, Carel Weight and George Graham.

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.
photograph of speckled bush cricket

Jaws ’n’ Claws Activity Day

  • 28 October 2014 10:30am-3:30pm

Jaws’n’Claws ranger Phil will be here with his collection of creatures so not only will you learn some amazing (and disgusting!) facts, you’ll have the chance to hold them too. There will also be some objects from the Museum’s collection, trails and craft activities.

Suitable for

  • Any age



photograph of white poppies

We Will Not Kill: Conscientious Objectors of World War One

  • 15 November 2014 2-4pm

This talk uncovers the 16,000 or more men who, on grounds of conscience, refused to pick up arms and fight during the First World War. Were they cowards and shirkers or were they men of great courage? We will look at who these men were, why they took such an unpopular stand and how they were treated.

Suitable for

  • Any age