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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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    Museum Minis - 28 March 2019
    Museum Minis
    28 March 2019
    10:30 - 11:30
    Popular children's storyteller Kevin Graal shares stories, songs, rhythms and rh...
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    Starlings Music Museum Sessions - 29 March 2019
    Starlings Music Museum Sessions
    29 March 2019
    10:00 - 11:30
    Starlings Music Group are returning to Hastings Museum and Art Gallery for a ser...
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    Yoga - 30 March 2019
    Yoga
    30 March 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  - 04 April 2019
    Edward Preston's Local History Talks
    04 April 2019
    10:30 - 11:30
    A series of popular talks by Edward Preston exploring an in-depth history of Has...
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    Easter Egg Hunt  - 06 April 2019
    Easter Egg Hunt
    06 April 2019
    21 April 2019
    Join us for our cracking, free Easter Egg Hunt at Hastings Museum to make your s...
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    Make your own Easter Bag - 09 April 2019
    Make your own Easter Bag
    09 April 2019
    10:15 - 16:15
    Get creative and personalise your very own Easter bag to take home with you. £2 ...
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    Ask the Experts - 11 April 2019
    Ask the Experts
    11 April 2019
    10:00 - 16:00
    Have you ever found something interesting and wondered what it might be? Bring i...
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    Edward Preston's Local History Talks  - 11 April 2019
    Edward Preston's Local History Talks
    11 April 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 - 13 April 2019
    Yoga
    13 April 2019
    09:00 - 10:00
    Hastings Museum and Art Gallery are teaming up with Lisa Powell and Karen Simnet...
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    Make your own Sun Catcher  - 16 April 2019
    Make your own Sun Catcher
    16 April 2019
    10:15 - 16:15
    Drop in during the Easter holidays to make an egg-cellent sun catcher from a var...
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    Local Studies Room - 17 April 2019
    Local Studies Room
    17 April 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 April 2019
    Edward Preston's Local History Talks
    18 April 2019
    10:30 - 11:30
    A series of popular talks by Edward Preston exploring an in-depth history of Has...
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    Relaxed Early Openings  - 19 April 2019
    Relaxed Early Openings
    19 April 2019
    09:30 - 11:30
    Our Relaxed Early Openings are for neurodiverse children and families, people li...
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    Edward Preston's Local History Talks  - 25 April 2019
    Edward Preston's Local History Talks
    25 April 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 - 27 April 2019
    Yoga
    27 April 2019
    09:00 - 10:00
    Hastings Museum and Art Gallery are teaming up with Lisa Powell and Karen Simnet...
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    Qi Gong  - 01 May 2019
    Qi Gong
    01 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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    Local History Coffee Morning  - 01 May 2019
    Local History Coffee Morning
    01 May 2019
    10:00 - 11:00
    Join us for our new monthly local history coffee mornings where you can browse a...
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    Coffee mornings for families and carers of people living with autism  - 09 May 2019
    Coffee mornings for families and carers of people living with autism
    09 May 2019
    10:00 - 11:00
    Join us for an informal chat over a cuppa to see how the museum can be welcoming...
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    Yoga - 11 May 2019
    Yoga
    11 May 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 - 15 May 2019
    Local Studies Room
    15 May 2019
    10:00 - 13:00
    The Local Studies drop-in service will resume from 10am-1pm, Wednesday 21st Nove...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Local Studies Room - 20 November 2019
    Local Studies Room
    20 November 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  - 21 November 2019
    Edward Preston's Local History Talks
    21 November 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  - 28 November 2019
    Edward Preston's Local History Talks
    28 November 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  - 05 December 2019
    Edward Preston's Local History Talks
    05 December 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  - 12 December 2019
    Edward Preston's Local History Talks
    12 December 2019
    10:30 - 11:30
    A series of popular talks by Edward Preston exploring an in-depth history of Has...
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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 Cerem...
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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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