Join the Museum Association

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The Hastings & St Leonards Museum Association was formed in 1889 and is believed to be the oldest such Museum Friends group in the country. In 1892 the Association opened the Hastings Museum in the Brassey Institute, now Hastings Library, and were responsible for administrating and funding the Museum, for mounting displays and collecting exhibits.

The Corporation took over responsibility for the Museum in 1905, since when the Association has continued to play an important role, including the organisation of lectures, special visits and other social activities.

Vist the Association’s website.


  • £10 annual single
  • £15 annual couple
  • £95 life membership
  • £5 student

If you'd like to join the Association please complete this form and send it to Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, Johns Place, Bohemia Road, Hastings TN34 1ET, addressed to the Museum Association's membership secretary.  


Unfortunately all of our events have had to be cancelled this year due to COVID-19. We will be running a full programme of trips and activities as soon as the situation allows.

Our AGM took place on 6th December. Thank you to all who joined us. We adopted a new constitution which you can download below along with the Minutes of the meeting.

AGM 2020 Draft Minutes

Constitution 2021

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