Coronavirus Update

In line with the government’s announcement Hastings Museum & Art Gallery will be closed from Saturday 19th December 2020. We will re-open once the restrictions have been lifted and local measures allow us to do so. In the meantime, we will continue to keep you updated through our social media accounts. We are on Twitter and Instagram using @hastings_museum and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hastingsmuseum.

What's On Now

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    My Vital Life - Laetitia Yhap at 80 - 23 January 2021
    My Vital Life - Laetitia Yhap at 80
    23 January 2021
    09 May 2021
    A celebration of the life and work of Laetitia Yhap, Hastings resident and accla...
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    Looking at Things - 23 January 2021
    Looking at Things
    23 January 2021
    09 May 2021
    When an object ignites a "Wow I LOVE that" response, the intensity is so powerfu...
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    Ingenious Contraptions - 29 May 2021
    Ingenious Contraptions
    29 May 2021
    29 August 2021
    Ingenious Contraptions introduces amazing automata from Cabaret mechanical Theat...
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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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    Loan Boxes
    Loan Boxes
    Access to artefacts brings history and culture to life.  Handling and inv...
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    Arts Award Discover
    Arts Award Discover
    Your family can do Arts Award Discover with us and it’s free for the first...
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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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    Artsmark Partner
    Artsmark Partner
    Why Artsmark? Artsmark is the only creative quality standard for schools ...
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    Visit the Museum
    Visit the Museum
    Notice to Visitors on New Restrictions - 19th December 2020: In line w...
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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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    Plan your visit and book a free ticket
    Plan your visit and book a free ticket
    Notice to visitors on closure from 19th December 2020: In line with th...
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    Hastings Digital Museum
    Hastings Digital Museum
    Hastings Digital Museum has received funding to continue into 2021. We wi...
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