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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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    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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    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
    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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