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    Tom Hunter / A Journey Home  - 09 February 2019
    Tom Hunter / A Journey Home
    09 February 2019
    02 June 2019
    Hastings is a coastal town that has many historical layers forged by the flow of...
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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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    Qi Gong  - 22 May 2019
    Qi Gong
    22 May 2019
    28 August 2019
    We have teamed up with Sigrid Selzer to bring Qi Gong to the museum. The art of ...
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    Starlings Museum Group - 24 May 2019
    Starlings Museum Group
    24 May 2019
    10:00 - 11:30
    Explore the museum's collections through song, rhyme and movement with the Starl...
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    Yoga - 25 May 2019
    Yoga
    25 May 2019
    09:00 - 10:00
    Hastings Museum and Art Gallery are teaming up with Lisa Powell and Karen Simnet...
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    Ride On! - 25 May 2019
    Ride On!
    25 May 2019
    02 June 2019
    Bikes, trains, boats and balloons... fun activities inspired by transport around...
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    Relaxed Early Openings  - 31 May 2019
    Relaxed Early Openings
    31 May 2019
    09:30 - 11:30
    Our Relaxed Early Openings are for neurodiverse children and families, people li...
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    Local History Coffee Morning  - 05 June 2019
    Local History Coffee Morning
    05 June 2019
    10:00 - 11:00
    Join us for our new monthly local history coffee mornings where you can browse a...
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    Starlings Museum Group - 07 June 2019
    Starlings Museum Group
    07 June 2019
    10:00 - 11:30
    Explore the museum's collections through song, rhyme and movement with the Starl...
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    Yoga - 08 June 2019
    Yoga
    08 June 2019
    09:00 - 10:00
    Hastings Museum and Art Gallery are teaming up with Lisa Powell and Karen Simnet...
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    Starlings Museum Group - 14 June 2019
    Starlings Museum Group
    14 June 2019
    10:00 - 11:30
    Explore the museum's collections through song, rhyme and movement with the Starl...
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    Local Studies Room - 19 June 2019
    Local Studies Room
    19 June 2019
    10:00 - 13:00
    The Local Studies drop-in service will resume from 10am-1pm, Wednesday 21st Nove...
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    Starlings Museum Group - 21 June 2019
    Starlings Museum Group
    21 June 2019
    10:00 - 11:30
    Explore the museum's collections through song, rhyme and movement with the Starl...
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    Yoga - 22 June 2019
    Yoga
    22 June 2019
    09:00 - 10:00
    Hastings Museum and Art Gallery are teaming up with Lisa Powell and Karen Simnet...
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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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    Edward Preston's Local History Talks  - 27 June 2019
    Edward Preston's Local History Talks
    27 June 2019
    17:00 - 18:00
    A series of popular talks by Edward Preston exploring an in-depth history of Has...
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    Starlings Museum Group - 28 June 2019
    Starlings Museum Group
    28 June 2019
    10:00 - 11:30
    Explore the museum's collections through song, rhyme and movement with the Starl...
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    Local History Coffee Morning - 03 July 2019
    Local History Coffee Morning
    03 July 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  - 04 July 2019
    Edward Preston's Local History Talks
    04 July 2019
    10:30 - 11:30
    A series of popular talks by Edward Preston exploring an in-depth history of Has...
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    Starlings Museum Group - 05 July 2019
    Starlings Museum Group
    05 July 2019
    10:00 - 11:30
    Explore the museum's collections through song, rhyme and movement with the Starl...
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    Yoga - 06 July 2019
    Yoga
    06 July 2019
    09:00 - 10:00
    Hastings Museum and Art Gallery are teaming up with Lisa Powell and Karen Simnet...
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    Edward Preston's Local History Talks  - 11 July 2019
    Edward Preston's Local History Talks
    11 July 2019
    10:30 - 11:30
    A series of popular talks by Edward Preston exploring an in-depth history of Has...
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    Starlings Museum Group - 12 July 2019
    Starlings Museum Group
    12 July 2019
    10:00 - 11:30
    Explore the museum's collections through song, rhyme and movement with the Starl...
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    Local Studies Room - 17 July 2019
    Local Studies Room
    17 July 2019
    10:00 - 13:00
    The Local Studies drop-in service will resume from 10am-1pm, Wednesday 21st Nove...
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    Edward Preston's Local History Talks  - 18 July 2019
    Edward Preston's Local History Talks
    18 July 2019
    10:30 - 11:30
    A series of popular talks by Edward Preston exploring an in-depth history of Has...
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    Starlings Museum Group - 19 July 2019
    Starlings Museum Group
    19 July 2019
    10:00 - 11:30
    Explore the museum's collections through song, rhyme and movement with the Starl...
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    Yoga - 20 July 2019
    Yoga
    20 July 2019
    09:00 - 10:00
    Hastings Museum and Art Gallery are teaming up with Lisa Powell and Karen Simnet...
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    Family Fun Trail - 24 July 2019
    Family Fun Trail
    24 July 2019
    03 September 2019
    Explore the museum with our free family fun trail, available throughout the summ...
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    Curator's Introductions  - 24 July 2019
    Curator's Introductions
    24 July 2019
    23 October 2019
    Join our curators for an intimate talk and tour of our exhibitions: 26 June: Th...
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    Felting with Janey Moffat  - 30 July 2019
    Felting with Janey Moffat
    30 July 2019
    10:00 - 13:15
    Design and make your own fabulous felt fish with local artist Janey. £2 per chil...
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    Needlework with Janey Moffat - 30 July 2019
    Needlework with Janey Moffat
    30 July 2019
    13:15 - 16:00
    Join Janey to learn hand sewing applique and make fabulous creations. Suitable f...
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    Relaxed Early Openings  - 02 August 2019
    Relaxed Early Openings
    02 August 2019
    09:30 - 11:30
    Our Relaxed Early Openings are for neurodiverse children and families, people li...
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    LEGO Makers  - 02 August 2019
    LEGO Makers
    02 August 2019
    30 August 2019
    Get creative, have fun and make amazing programmable machines and creatures usin...
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    Yoga - 03 August 2019
    Yoga
    03 August 2019
    09:00 - 10:00
    Hastings Museum and Art Gallery are teaming up with Lisa Powell and Karen Simnet...
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    Coastal Collage - 06 August 2019
    Coastal Collage
    06 August 2019
    10:15 - 16:15
    Be inspired by our Stade summer exhibition to create your very own coastal colla...
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    Musical Movement Story - 13 August 2019
    Musical Movement Story
    13 August 2019
    10:15 - 16:30
    Join Rebecca from Out of the Bag Theatre for a fun and lively workshop exploring...
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    Ask the Experts - 15 August 2019
    Ask the Experts
    15 August 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  - 16 August 2019
    Relaxed Early Openings
    16 August 2019
    09:30 - 11:30
    Our Relaxed Early Openings are for neurodiverse children and families, people li...
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    Yoga - 17 August 2019
    Yoga
    17 August 2019
    09:00 - 10:00
    Hastings Museum and Art Gallery are teaming up with Lisa Powell and Karen Simnet...
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    Tales from the Deep with Kevin Graal - 20 August 2019
    Tales from the Deep with Kevin Graal
    20 August 2019
    10:30 - 15:30
    Join Kevin for another popular storytelling session: fishy tales inspired by our...
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    Local Studies Room  - 21 August 2019
    Local Studies Room
    21 August 2019
    10:00 - 13:00
    The Local Studies drop-in service will resume from 10am-1pm, Wednesday 21st Nove...
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    Relaxed Early Openings  - 30 August 2019
    Relaxed Early Openings
    30 August 2019
    09:30 - 11:30
    Our Relaxed Early Openings are for neurodiverse children and families, people li...
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    Yoga - 31 August 2019
    Yoga
    31 August 2019
    09:00 - 10:00
    Hastings Museum and Art Gallery are teaming up with Lisa Powell and Karen Simnet...
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    Local History Coffee Morning  - 04 September 2019
    Local History Coffee Morning
    04 September 2019
    10:00 - 11:00
    Join us for our new monthly local history coffee mornings where you can browse a...
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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  - 12 September 2019
    Edward Preston's Local History Talks
    12 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 - 14 September 2019
    Yoga
    14 September 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 - 18 September 2019
    Local Studies Room
    18 September 2019
    10:00 - 13:00
    The Local Studies drop-in service will resume from 10am-1pm, Wednesday 21st Nove...
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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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    Pop-up Fireworks! - 19 October 2019
    Pop-up Fireworks!
    19 October 2019
    27 October 2019
    Make your own pop-up firework or Guy Fawkes inspired Lantern as we prepare for b...
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    Here come the Drums  - 22 October 2019
    Here come the Drums
    22 October 2019
    10:15 - 16:15
    Join us for a day of exciting drumming workshops with Daniel Gilmore in the Durb...
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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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    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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