Hastings Contemporary

Hastings

Type:Gallery

Rock-A-Nore Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3DW

Tel: +44(0)1424 728377

Hastings Contemporary Art Gallery, East Sussex

About

Nestling between the fishing beach and Hastings Old Town, Hastings Contemporary is sensitively and intuitively designed by HAT Projects to complement the surrounding environment. On opening as the Jerwood Gallery in 2012 it won a RIBA National Award and Civic Trust Award. It was included in the Observer's list of top buildings 2012.  

The exterior is clad in over 8000 black ceramic tiles, hand-glazed a few miles away in Kent, which reflect the changing seaside light. The emphasis on sustainability is exemplary, with the building creating 60% less CO2 per m2 than an average museum of a comparable size. It houses a range of gallery spaces from initimate rooms through to a dramatic 180m2 exhibition space.

The Drift Cafe boasts an inviting sun terrace with fantastic views over Hastings Old Town and the Stade fishing beach. 

Late opening from 16.00 - 20.00 

There will be times when the gallery will be closed for maintenance and exhibition turnover - please check the website for up to date information.

 

 

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult ticket with Gift Aid£10.00 per ticket
Art Fund Members with Gift Aid£5.00 per ticket
Children - Under 18Free
Concessions (FE students, Unemployed)£7.00 per ticket
Hastings Borough Council Residents with Gift Aid£5.50 per ticket
Senior (60+) with Gift Aid£9.00 per ticket

Disabled visitors and carers go free.

Events

Saturday, 7th October 2023 - Sunday, 3rd March 2024

colourful artwork by Nengi Omuku at Hastings Contemporary.Nengi Omuku The Dance of People and the Natural WorldThe first major UK solo exhibition of new and recent works by Lagos-based artist Nengi Omuku.
more info

Facilities

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Event Venue
  • Toilets

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 2 hours
  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Min group size numeric qualifier - 10 persons
  • Wi-fi available

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

The Jerwood Gallery is just off the A259 on Rock-a-Nore Road, 62 miles from London. The A21, which runs between London and Hastings provides easy access into the centre of Hastings.

Public Transport Directions

By Bus - Hastings and St. Leonards are served by the Stagecoach bus company who run regular bus services in the town. By Rail - Regular train services run from London Victoria and London Charing Cross to Hastings.  Direct trains to Hastings from Brighton and Ashford International.

Opening Times

2024 opening times (7 June 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
DayTimes
Monday - TuesdayClosed
Wednesday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00

* Unless you are a Hastings Contemporary member, we strongly recommend booking your tickets before arriving at the gallery.
Gallery capacity is currently limited and we strongly recommend booking in advance.

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Saturday, 7th October 2023 - Sunday, 3rd March 2024

colourful artwork by Nengi Omuku at Hastings Contemporary.Nengi Omuku The Dance of People and the Natural WorldThe first major UK solo exhibition of new and recent works by Lagos-based artist Nengi Omuku.
more info