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    Local History Study Room - 11 May 2019
    Local History Study Room
    11 May 2019
    14 December 2019
    Our drop-in local history service is your chance to explore our local studies co...
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    The Art of Life on the Stade - 15 June 2019
    The Art of Life on the Stade
    15 June 2019
    27 October 2019
    Fishing boats have been launched from the Stade for over 1000 years; artists hav...
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    Fishing for Generations  - 15 June 2019
    Fishing for Generations
    15 June 2019
    27 October 2019
    This exhibition by John Cole is a photographic portrayal from the 1990s to the p...
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    Curator's Introductions  - 26 June 2019
    Curator's Introductions
    26 June 2019
    23 October 2019
    Join our curators for an intimate tour and talk of our exhibitions: 26th June, 2...
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    Introduction to Museum Skills - 11 September 2019
    Introduction to Museum Skills
    11 September 2019
    30 October 2019
    Gain an understanding of the key museum skills at these short introductions to k...
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    Edward Preston's Local History Talks  - 19 September 2019
    Edward Preston's Local History Talks
    19 September 2019
    10:30 - 11:30
    A series of popular talks by Edward Preston exploring an in-depth history of Has...
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    Edward Preston's Local History Talks  - 26 September 2019
    Edward Preston's Local History Talks
    26 September 2019
    10:30 - 11:30
    A series of popular talks by Edward Preston exploring an in-depth history of Has...
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    Yoga - 28 September 2019
    Yoga
    28 September 2019
    09:00 - 10:00
    Hastings Museum and Art Gallery are teaming up with Lisa Powell and Karen Simnet...
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    Craft Fair (Museum Association) - 28 September 2019
    Craft Fair (Museum Association)
    28 September 2019
    10:30 - 15:30
    Local Craft Fair in the Long Gallery at Hastings Museum, raising funds for the M...
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    Local History Coffee Morning  - 02 October 2019
    Local History Coffee Morning
    02 October 2019
    10:00 - 11:00
    Join us for our new monthly local history coffee mornings where you can browse a...
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    Edward Preston's Local History Talks  - 03 October 2019
    Edward Preston's Local History Talks
    03 October 2019
    10:30 - 11:30
    A series of popular talks by Edward Preston exploring an in-depth history of Has...
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    Yoga - 12 October 2019
    Yoga
    12 October 2019
    09:00 - 10:00
    Hastings Museum and Art Gallery are teaming up with Lisa Powell and Karen Simnet...
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    Local Studies Room - 16 October 2019
    Local Studies Room
    16 October 2019
    10:00 - 13:00
    The Local Studies drop-in service will resume from 10am-1pm, Wednesday 21st Nove...
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    Ask the Experts  - 24 October 2019
    Ask the Experts
    24 October 2019
    10:00 - 16:00
    Have you ever found something interesting and wondered what it might be? Bring ...
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    Relaxed Early Openings  - 25 October 2019
    Relaxed Early Openings
    25 October 2019
    09:30 - 11:30
    Our Relaxed Early Openings are for neurodiverse children and families, people li...
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    Yoga - 26 October 2019
    Yoga
    26 October 2019
    09:00 - 10:00
    Hastings Museum and Art Gallery are teaming up with Lisa Powell and Karen Simnet...
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    Pop-Up Fireworks! - 26 October 2019
    Pop-Up Fireworks!
    26 October 2019
    03 November 2019
    Make your own pop-up fireworks or Guy Fawkes inspired lantern just in time for b...
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    Here Come The Drums - 01 November 2019
    Here Come The Drums
    01 November 2019
    10:15 - 16:00
    Join us for a day of exciting drumming workshops with Daniel Gilmore in the Durb...
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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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    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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