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    Peace Project - 07 November 2019
    Peace Project
    07 November 2019
    09 February 2020
    To mark the centenary of the Peace Day celebrations in Hastings following the Fi...
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    Wunderkammer: Hastings Curiosities - 07 December 2019
    Wunderkammer: Hastings Curiosities
    07 December 2019
    19 April 2020
    Wunderkammer (from the German for 'cabinet of curiosities) brings together objec...
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    Local Studies Room (Wednesdays) - 18 December 2019
    Local Studies Room (Wednesdays)
    18 December 2019
    10:30 - 15:30
    Our drop-in local history service is your chance to investigate our local studie...
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    Starlings Museum Group - 20 December 2019
    Starlings Museum Group
    20 December 2019
    10:00 - 11:30
    Explore the museum's collection through song, rhyme and movement. These fun, int...
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    Yoga in the Museum - 21 December 2019
    Yoga in the Museum
    21 December 2019
    09:00 - 10:00
    Join us for a unique yoga class hosted in collaboration with Lisa Powell and Kar...
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    Hastings Museum 'Presents' Arty Christmas Trail - 21 December 2019
    Hastings Museum 'Presents' Arty Christmas Trail
    21 December 2019
    05 January 2020
    Get together with your family and friends this Christmas and have fun exploring ...
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    Relaxed Early Opening - 28 December 2019
    Relaxed Early Opening
    28 December 2019
    09:00 - 11:30
    Our relaxed early openings are for neurodiverse children and families, people wi...
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    Open Draw - 29 December 2019
    Open Draw
    29 December 2019
    13:00 - 15:00
    Be inspired by our Wunderkammer exhibition to draw, write or create your own res...
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    Yoga in the Museum - 04 January 2020
    Yoga in the Museum
    04 January 2020
    09:00 - 10:00
    Join us for a unique yoga class hosted in collaboration with Lisa Powell and Kar...
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    Highlight Tours - 07 January 2020
    Highlight Tours
    07 January 2020
    14:00 - 15:00
    Delve deeper into the Wunderkammer with a member of the curatorial team as they ...
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    Local Studies Room (Saturdays) - 08 January 2020
    Local Studies Room (Saturdays)
    08 January 2020
    10:00 - 13:00
    Our drop-in local history service is your chance to investigate our local studie...
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    Collections Conversations  - 08 January 2020
    Collections Conversations
    08 January 2020
    10:30 - 12:00
    Drop into our monthly Collections Conversations sessions where you can browse an...
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    Local Studies Room (Wednesdays) - 08 January 2020
    Local Studies Room (Wednesdays)
    08 January 2020
    10:30 - 15:30
    Our drop-in local history service is your chance to investigate our local studie...
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    Starlings Museum Group - 10 January 2020
    Starlings Museum Group
    10 January 2020
    10:00 - 11:30
    Explore the museum's collection through song, rhyme and movement. These fun, int...
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    Lego Tots and Dads - 11 January 2020
    Lego Tots and Dads
    11 January 2020
    10:15 - 11:15
    Our new monthly group for dads, granddads, uncles, and father-figures to spend t...
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    Local Studies Room (Wednesdays) - 15 January 2020
    Local Studies Room (Wednesdays)
    15 January 2020
    10:30 - 15:30
    Our drop-in local history service is your chance to investigate our local studie...
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    Starlings Museum Group - 17 January 2020
    Starlings Museum Group
    17 January 2020
    10:00 - 11:30
    Explore the museum's collection through song, rhyme and movement. These fun, int...
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    Yoga at the Museum - 18 January 2020
    Yoga at the Museum
    18 January 2020
    09:00 - 10:00
    Join us for a unique yoga class hosted in collaboration with Lisa Powell and Kar...
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    Local Studies Room (Wednesdays) - 22 January 2020
    Local Studies Room (Wednesdays)
    22 January 2020
    10:30 - 15:30
    Our drop-in local history service is your chance to investigate our local studie...
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    Starlings Museum Group - 24 January 2020
    Starlings Museum Group
    24 January 2020
    10:00 - 11:30
    Explore the museum's collection through song, rhyme and movement. These fun, int...
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    Open Draw - 26 January 2020
    Open Draw
    26 January 2020
    13:00 - 15:00
    Be inspired by our Wunderkammer exhibition to draw, write or create your own res...
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    Local Studies Room (Wednesdays) - 29 January 2020
    Local Studies Room (Wednesdays)
    29 January 2020
    10:30 - 15:30
    Our drop-in local history service is your chance to investigate our local studie...
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    Local Studies Room (Wednesdays) - 29 January 2020
    Local Studies Room (Wednesdays)
    29 January 2020
    10:30 - 15:30
    Our drop-in local history service is your chance to investigate our local studie...
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    Object in Focus - 30 January 2020
    Object in Focus
    30 January 2020
    15:00 - 15:30
    Join us as members of the team showcase their favourite objects and stories from...
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    Starlings Museum Group - 31 January 2020
    Starlings Museum Group
    31 January 2020
    10:00 - 11:30
    Explore the museum's collection through song, rhyme and movement. These fun, int...
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    Yoga at the Museum - 01 February 2020
    Yoga at the Museum
    01 February 2020
    09:00 - 10:00
    Join us for a unique yoga class hosted in collaboration with Lisa Powell and Kar...
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    Local Studies Room (Saturdays) - 01 February 2020
    Local Studies Room (Saturdays)
    01 February 2020
    10:00 - 13:00
    Our drop-in local history service is your chance to investigate our local studie...
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    Highlight Tours: Wunderkammer - 04 February 2020
    Highlight Tours: Wunderkammer
    04 February 2020
    14:00 - 15:00
    Delve deeper into the Wunderkammer with a member of the curatorial team as they ...
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    Collections Conversations  - 05 February 2020
    Collections Conversations
    05 February 2020
    10:30 - 12:00
    Drop into our monthly Collections Conversations sessions where you can browse an...
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    Local Studies Room (Wednesdays) - 05 February 2020
    Local Studies Room (Wednesdays)
    05 February 2020
    10:30 - 15:30
    Our drop-in local history service is your chance to investigate our local studie...
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    Starlings Museum Group - 07 February 2020
    Starlings Museum Group
    07 February 2020
    10:00 - 11:30
    Explore the museum's collection through song, rhyme and movement. These fun, int...
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    Lego Tots and Dads - 08 February 2020
    Lego Tots and Dads
    08 February 2020
    10:00 - 11:30
    Our new monthly group for dads, granddads, uncles, and father-figures to spend t...
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    Local Studies Room (Wednesdays) - 12 February 2020
    Local Studies Room (Wednesdays)
    12 February 2020
    10:30 - 15:30
    Our drop-in local history service is your chance to investigate our local studie...
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    Relaxed Early Openings  - 15 February 2020
    Relaxed Early Openings
    15 February 2020
    09:00 - 11:30
    Our relaxed early openings are for neurodiverse children and families, people wi...
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    Yoga at the Museum - 15 February 2020
    Yoga at the Museum
    15 February 2020
    09:00 - 10:00
    Join us for a unique yoga class hosted in collaboration with Lisa Powell and Kar...
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    Out of this World - 15 February 2020
    Out of this World
    15 February 2020
    23 February 2020
    Blast off this February Half Term with our out of this world fun craft activitie...
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    Pottering About - 15 February 2020
    Pottering About
    15 February 2020
    10:30 - 12:30
    Have you wanted to try your hand at pottery? Join Geraldine Franklin for this on...
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    Planetarium  - 18 February 2020
    Planetarium
    18 February 2020
    10:00 - 15:00
    Step inside our mini celestial theatre and take a trip to the stars! In conjunct...
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    LGBTQ+ = ME - 18 February 2020
    LGBTQ+ = ME
    18 February 2020
    03 May 2020
    How has the experience of being gay, bi, trans, queer and non-binary changed ove...
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    Local Studies Room (Wednesdays) - 19 February 2020
    Local Studies Room (Wednesdays)
    19 February 2020
    10:30 - 15:30
    Our drop-in local history service is your chance to investigate our local studie...
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    Relics Roadshow - 20 February 2020
    Relics Roadshow
    20 February 2020
    10:00 - 15:00
    Have you ever found something interesting and wondered what it might be? Find ou...
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    LEGO Lab - 21 February 2020
    LEGO Lab
    21 February 2020
    10:30 - 15:00
    Get creative, have fun and make amazing programmable machines and creatures usin...
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    Open Draw - 23 February 2020
    Open Draw
    23 February 2020
    13:00 - 15:00
    Be inspired by our Wunderkammer exhibition to draw, write or create your own res...
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    Local Studies Room (Wednesdays) - 26 February 2020
    Local Studies Room (Wednesdays)
    26 February 2020
    10:30 - 15:30
    Our drop-in local history service is your chance to investigate our local studie...
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    Object in Focus - 27 February 2020
    Object in Focus
    27 February 2020
    15:00 - 15:30
    Join us as members of the team showcase their favourite objects and stories from...
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    Yoga at the Museum - 29 February 2020
    Yoga at the Museum
    29 February 2020
    09:00 - 10:00
    Join us for a unique yoga class hosted in collaboration with Lisa Powell and Kar...
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    A guided tour of Hastings Cemetery with Anne Scott - 29 February 2020
    A guided tour of Hastings Cemetery with Anne Scott
    29 February 2020
    13:45 - 15:00
    Museum Association trip. Meet at Hastings cemetery gates at 1.45pm. £5 per perso...
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    Highlight Tours: Wunderkammer - 03 March 2020
    Highlight Tours: Wunderkammer
    03 March 2020
    14:00 - 15:00
    Delve deeper into the Wunderkammer with a member of the curatorial team as they ...
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    Collections Conversations  - 04 March 2020
    Collections Conversations
    04 March 2020
    10:30 - 12:00
    Drop into our monthly Collections Conversations sessions where you can browse an...
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    Local Studies Room (Wednesdays) - 04 March 2020
    Local Studies Room (Wednesdays)
    04 March 2020
    10:30 - 15:30
    Our drop-in local history service is your chance to investigate our local studie...
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    Local Studies Room (Saturdays) - 07 March 2020
    Local Studies Room (Saturdays)
    07 March 2020
    10:00 - 13:00
    Our drop-in local history service is your chance to investigate our local studie...
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    Local Studies Room (Wednesdays) - 11 March 2020
    Local Studies Room (Wednesdays)
    11 March 2020
    10:30 - 15:30
    Our drop-in local history service is your chance to investigate our local studie...
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    Yoga at the Museum - 14 March 2020
    Yoga at the Museum
    14 March 2020
    09:00 - 10:00
    Join us for a unique yoga class hosted in collaboration with Lisa Powell and Kar...
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    Lego Tots and Dads - 14 March 2020
    Lego Tots and Dads
    14 March 2020
    10:15 - 11:15
    Our new monthly group for dads, granddads, uncles, and father-figures to spend t...
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    Local Studies Room (Wednesdays) - 18 March 2020
    Local Studies Room (Wednesdays)
    18 March 2020
    10:30 - 15:30
    Our drop-in local history service is your chance to investigate our local studie...
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    Tour of the Chagall Windows at All Saints Church, Tudeley - 21 March 2020
    Tour of the Chagall Windows at All Saints Church, Tudeley
    21 March 2020
    13:45 - 16:00
    Organised by the Museum Association, a guided tour of the Chagall Windows at All...
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    Local Studies Room (Wednesdays) - 25 March 2020
    Local Studies Room (Wednesdays)
    25 March 2020
    10:30 - 15:30
    Our drop-in local history service is your chance to investigate our local studie...
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    Object in Focus - 26 March 2020
    Object in Focus
    26 March 2020
    15:00 - 15:30
    Join us as members of the team showcase their favourite objects and stories from...
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    Yoga at the Museum - 28 March 2020
    Yoga at the Museum
    28 March 2020
    09:00 - 10:00
    Join us for a unique yoga class hosted in collaboration with Lisa Powell and Kar...
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    Pressing Matters - 28 March 2020
    Pressing Matters
    28 March 2020
    10:30 - 15:45
    Have you always wanted to try your hand at printing? Join artist Caroline Macey ...
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    Open Draw - 29 March 2020
    Open Draw
    29 March 2020
    13:00 - 15:00
    Be inspired by our Wunderkammer exhibition to draw, write or create your own res...
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    Collections Research and Enquiries
    Collections Research and Enquiries
    On this page you will find out about: - The Local Studies Room - How to m...
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    Archaeology
    Archaeology
    The Museum has a large Archaeological collection including around 2,500 flints...
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    The Brassey Family & Their Collection
    The Brassey Family & Their Collection
    The Brasseys were an influential family in Hastings in the second half of the ...
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    Native North Americans
    Native North Americans
    Hastings Museum and Art Gallery has a fantastic collection from Nati...
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    Grey Owl
    Grey Owl
    'GREY OWL WAS NOT A RED INDIAN - HE WAS A SUSSEX MAN!'  This was the head...
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    Other World Art
    Other World Art
    Hastings Museum & Art Gallery has objects from every continent covering 4,...
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    Dinosaurs and Other Fossils
    Dinosaurs and Other Fossils
    The Museum has around 1,400 fossils of plants and animals, mostly from the loc...
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    The Hastings Rarities Affair
    The Hastings Rarities Affair
    In August 1962, the ornithological journal ‘British Birds’ published two artic...
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    Archives, Local & Social History
    Archives, Local & Social History
    Around two-thirds of Hastings Museum & Art Gallery's collections are made ...
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    John Logie Baird
    John Logie Baird
    John Logie Baird doesn't have his own gallery but he is featured in ...
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    James And Decimus Burton
    James And Decimus Burton
    Hastings Museum holds an extensive collection of over 300 architectural drawin...
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    Robert Tressell
    Robert Tressell
    Robert Tressell wrote "The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists" in Hastings bet...
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    Fine Art
    Fine Art
    Since the end of the 18th century, Hastings has inspired generations of artist...
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    Decorative Arts
    Decorative Arts
    The Decorative Arts collection at Hastings Museum & Art Gallery contains o...
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    Ethnographic Imaginings
    Ethnographic Imaginings
    Acclaimed poets John Agard, Grace Nichols & Imtiaz Dharker were commi...
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    Schools
    Schools
    Visiting museums and handling historic artefacts enhances learning...
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    Outreach
    Outreach
    Access to artefacts brings history and culture to life.  Handling and inv...
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    Museums and Schools
    Museums and Schools
    "All children and young people should have the chance to visit and be inspired...
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    LEGO® Education
    LEGO® Education
    Hastings has a proud history of inspiring scientists, adventurers and inventor...
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    Visit the Museum
    Visit the Museum
    We are open all year round with free entry and free parking. On this page you ...
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    Get Involved
    Get Involved
    On this page you will find out about: how to Volunteer with us Work Experie...
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    Contact us
    Contact us
    Contact our staff at the museum
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    Weddings, Ceremonies & Hires
    Weddings, Ceremonies & Hires
    On this page you will find information about: The Venue Weddings and Ceremo...
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    Join the Museum Association
    Join the Museum Association
    The Hastings & St Leonards Museum Association was formed in 1889 and is be...
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    Our Work
    Our Work
    Our work can be divided into five areas: collections development, exhibitions,...
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