Hastings Museum and Art Gallery

Hastings

Type:Museum

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

Tel: +44 01424 451052

External view of Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, East Sussex

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 '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 creatures 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 to find out more.

 

 

Book Tickets

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

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.

Awards

  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2021
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Best of the Best Award - 2020 TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Best of the Best Award - 2020 2020
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -WTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021
  • Tourism South East Award -The Beautiful South - Awards for Excellence 2020 - 2021 Bronze The Beautiful South - Awards for Excellence 2020 - 2021 Bronze 2021

Opening Times

Winter opening (10 Dec 2021 - 16 Mar 2022)

* Closed 12.30-2pm for cleaning.

What's Nearby

  1. White Rock Theatre

    The White Rock Theatre offers the very best in entertainment, from headlining comedians…

    0.32 miles away
  2. Clambers Play Centre

    A children's activity centre for children up to 12 years. There is also an outdoor play…

    0.33 miles away
  3. The True CRIME Museum

    “A SHOCKING new attraction for everyone fascinated by the dark world of CRIME”

    0.36 miles away
  1. Pelham Beach


    Hastings' main beach backs right onto the seafront of this established seaside resort…

    0.64 miles away
  2. Alexandra Park

    A 10 minute walk from Hastings town centre, this Grade II Listed Victorian park is one of…

    0.67 miles away
  3. Hastings Castle & 1066 Story

    Images and views of the remains of Norman Castle built after William the Conqueror's…

    0.72 miles away
  4. Hastings Adventure and Crazy Golf

    Hastings Adventure Golf is the UK home of Miniature Golf and features no less than 3,…

    0.81 miles away
  5. Cliff Railways - West Hill

    Information about one of Hastings' most recognisable landmarks. East Hill Lift provides…

    0.81 miles away
  6. Marina St Leonards Beach

    Marina St Leonards Beach

    0.9 miles away
  7. Smugglers Adventure at St Clements Caves

    These acres of caverns conceal Hastings' exhilarating history of smugglers, bootleggers…

    0.94 miles away
  8. The Flamingo Family Fun Park

    A family amusement park and entertainment centre offering rides for children, a…

    1.04 miles away
  9. Fishermen's Museum

    A former fishermen's church by the old net shops, now a museum on local fishing with ship…

    1.17 miles away
  10. Shipwreck Museum

    The Shipwreck Museum, situated in the historic Old Town of Hastings, contains a truly…

    1.19 miles away
  11. Hastings Aquarium

    Display of marine life with hundreds of marine creatures including sharks, rays, crabs…

    1.21 miles away
  12. Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve

    A fabulous nature reserve with stunning coastal scenery situated within the High Weald…

    1.78 miles away
Previous Next

Related

Hastings Museum & Art Gallery, HastingsThe Durbar Hall at Hastings Museum is now a licensed venue for civic marriage ceremonies.