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Hastings Museum and Art Gallery

Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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The best pictures of Hastings through time

We went to see historic photos of the town, but got much more. The ‘Durbar room’ was a lovely... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
GillK26
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Quirky museum

An interesting museum with an eklektic mix of exhibits . A lot of taxidermy exhibits to ancient... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2019
hhegarty
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Battle, United Kingdom
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Hastings Museum & Art Gallery is a family-friendly museum with amazingly diverse collections. Established over 125 years ago, the Museum offers local people and visitors the opportunity to explore art, culture and history from around the world...more
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Hastings Museum & Art Gallery Bohemia Road, Hastings TN34 1ET, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went to see historic photos of the town, but got much more. The ‘Durbar room’ was a lovely surprise. You walk through the door from a light modern museum exhibition room and find yourself in an intricately carved double height room Lord Leighton would...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 16 January 2019

An interesting museum with an eklektic mix of exhibits . A lot of taxidermy exhibits to ancient artefacts.Great carvings . They often provide child activity days during the holidays . Friendly staff . A great free local but international museum ,

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank hhegarty
HMAG, Facilities Coordinator at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting hhegarty. We hope to see you again soon. Keep an eye out on social media and our website as we're beginning to roll out more regular children's and adult's activities! Best wishes, Ben.

Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

Visited with my 2 year old and two adult friends. I have to say this is one of the best places I have visited for my daughter. Every room had a little activity, box of toys, or dressing up clothes which meant she could play...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

Always something new to be seen ,never seems to be to many people, Worth a visit if you are in Hastings and its raining.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tony b
HMAG, Facilities Coordinator at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Thanks for visiting Tony. We're glad you enjoyed yourself! Many thanks, Ben

Reviewed 31 October 2018

This is a wonderful little museum full of interesting displays and sets out the history of Hastings and the people who have lived there. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Oystercatcher309
HMAG, Facilities Coordinator at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Hi Oystercatcher, thank you for visiting and it's great to here you enjoyed yourself. We hope to see you again soon. Many thanks, Ben

Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

I think previously it was a large family home with a very grand, dark hall (not the main entrance now). If you look straight upwards the carvings are stunning. I think they have an Indian influence. It’s a small museum and a good stop on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

Well worth a visit. The durbar room and its gallery would be worthy of the Royal Pavilion. History of Hastings in 66 objects feature during 2018. Friendly and helpful staff. Next to nothing on the railways and tramways of Hastings, one of the reasons we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Loughtonian1
HMAG, Facilities Coordinator at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Hi Loughtonian, thank you for visiting. We're glad you enjoyed the Durbar Hall and the Brassey Collection. Unfortunately we do not have too much on the railways and tramways but I hope you were able to find other areas of interest during your visit.

Reviewed 24 September 2018

The content in this museum is immense! So much to be seen, in such an easily accessible way. I loved the Durbar Hall, that was absolutely beautiful. There's something that will truly interest everyone and so much of it is interactive. I'm so impressed that...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Emylou10
HMAG, Facilities Coordinator at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Hi Emylou10, thank you for visiting the museum and we're glad you enjoyed yourself. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 11 September 2018

It's small but has interesting stuff. Small car park out the front, arrive early to park in there. No cafe.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

We came across this lovely little local museum after trying to find shelter from the torrential rain during the Pride festival over on the next field. They have almost everything & the collection was rather eclectic. In fact they have so many on displays many...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank hidden_tiger
HMAG, Facilities Coordinator at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Thank you hidden_tiger. It was a shame about the weather on the Sunday but we're glad it helped you find the museum!

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They do not have a cafe but they have a gift shop with refreshments and a coffee machine, hope this is helpful
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