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Hastings Museum and Art Gallery

Hastings

Type:Museum

Johns Place, Bohemia Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1ET

Tel: +44 01424 451052

Hastings Museum and Art Gallery

About

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 the 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 dinosaurs 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 Canadian 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 at http://www.hmag.org.uk/ to find out more.

 

 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
AdultFree
ChildFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Catering

  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 01:30
  • Euros accepted

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • French printed material
  • Italian printed material

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    99
  • Very Good
    45
  • Average
    9
  • Poor
    5
  • Terrible
    0

Recent Reviews:

  • Starla268
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Amazing place for toddlers
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 15th December 2018
    Visited with my 2 year old and two adult friends. I have to say this is one of the best places I have visited for my daughter. Every room had a little activity, box of toys, or dressing up clothes... Read full review
  • hhegarty
    Battle, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Quirky museum
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 16th January 2019
    An interesting museum with an eklektic mix of exhibits . A lot of taxidermy exhibits to ancient artefacts.Great carvings . They often provide child activity days during the holidays . Friendly staff... Read full review
  • GillK26
    Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    The best pictures of Hastings through time
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 17th February 2019
    We went to see historic photos of the town, but got much more. The ‘Durbar room’ was a lovely surprise. You walk through the door from a light modern museum exhibition room and find yourself in an... 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. Turn left at end of Station Approach, then 2nd left 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.

Opening Times

Winter opening (1 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019)
DayTimes
MondayClosed
Tuesday - Saturday10:00 - 16:00
Sunday12:00 - 16:00

* General Opening Text

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