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Hastings Museum and Art Gallery

Coronavirus Update

Following guidance from the UK Government the museum will be closed to the public from Tuesday, 17th March 2020.

All events will also be cancelled and those of you who have bought tickets will be refunded through Eventbrite.

We will continue to follow government guidance. Check our Facebook page for updates.

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    The English Spring by Paul Spooner  - 25 February 2020
    The English Spring by Paul Spooner
    25 February 2020
    01 November 2020
    Drop into Hastings Museum & Art Gallery to see artist Paul Spooner's magnificent...
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    Hastings Open 2020 - 02 May 2020
    Hastings Open 2020
    02 May 2020
    05 July 2020
    Hastings Open is a major open-entry art show celebrating the creative talent of ...
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    Post-War Coast - 12 May 2020
    Post-War Coast
    12 May 2020
    06 September 2020
    This exhibition brings together a wonderful selection of photographs taken along...
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    Ingenious Contraptions - 18 July 2020
    Ingenious Contraptions
    18 July 2020
    01 November 2020
    This exhibition brings together amazing automata from Cabaret Mechanical Theatre...
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    Hastings to Honolulu: Photographs from the Brassey Collection - 26 September 2020
    Hastings to Honolulu: Photographs from the Brassey Collection
    26 September 2020
    10 January 2021
    One hundred years ago Lady Brassey's museum objects were donated to Hastings. Fo...
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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
    Please note: due to the current COVID-19 outbreak we are closed to the public f...
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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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