Bizarre But True!
Bizarre But True!
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Speciality MuseumsAmusement & Theme ParksHistory Museums
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A walk into the weird where FACT is stranger than FICTION... Come and visit our three new attractions in Hastings, and get up close to the world's weirdest Oddities, Curiosities & Stories!
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  • ClaireTsunshine
    Bexley, United Kingdom29 contributions
    A little gem!
    We made an unplanned visit yesterday and were so glad we did! We did the soar tour and Biazzarium. The staff here were so friendly, explaining exactly what both activities entailed and they made us feel really welcome. The Bizarrium is really interesting, it's amazing how many exhibits they have fit into the space. As you go round there are 30 short audio clips to listen to that accompany the exhibits. It took us around 45 minutes to discover everything! Would def recommend a trip to the Biazzarium or the soar tour - both great fun!
    Hello Claire, Thank you for visiting us and for taking the time to write your review. We're delighted to hear that you had a amazing time with both the Bizarrium and Soar Tour - it's a very cool ride! Your kind words about our staff are really appreciated as well. Thank you again, we hope to welcome you back soon! The Bizarre But True Team :)
    Written 13 May 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 12 March 2023
  • Tiana Y
    Basingstoke, United Kingdom10 contributions
    Absolutely flawless!
    My husband and I came to visit today and really enjoyed ourselves. Well worth the drive from Basingstoke! The staff were so friendly and informative. Liam(I think that was his name) was wonderful and super funny, we didn’t catch his name but the man who is also from Basingstoke was fabulous too, super chatty and warm. The actual experience was brilliant, so well thought out and the audio guide is flawless. We had a great time looking around and would really recommend it to anyone visiting the area.
    Hello Tiana, Thank you and your husband for visiting us and for taking the time to write your review. We're delighted to hear that you had a brilliant time and want to thank you for your kind words about our staff, we really appreciate it. It makes our job easy with such lovely customers! Thank you again, we hope to welcome you back soon! The Bizarre But True Team :)
    Written 13 May 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 April 2023
  • Alice M
    1 contribution
    Absolutely a must!
    My partner and I LOVED it! Such a gem of an experience right on our doorstep! Really interesting and interactive and the staff are absolute legends as well. Would definitely recommend treating yourself to having a look- so many weird and wonderful things!
    Hello Alice, Thank you for visiting us and for taking the time to write your review. It's great to hear that you loved your experience (our staff thought you were legends too)! Thank you again, we hope to welcome you back soon! The Bizarre But True Team :)
    Written 13 May 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 April 2023
  • sometimeswithkaren
    London, United Kingdom152 contributions
    A fab experience. Interactive fun for all the family.
    A fab experience. Interactive fun for all the family. We also learnt a lot about famous events and things we never knew... all bizarre of course! Great way to spend a rainy day in April!
    Hey Karen, Thank you so much for your 5 star review and for visiting us. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your bizarre experience! We hope to welcome you back soon! The Bizarre BUT True Team :)
    Written 16 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 April 2023
  • Vicky
    1 contribution
    A must in Hastings!
    We had a fabulous morning at Bizarre But True! I took my 2 boys (10 and 13) during the holidays-it was a great way to entertain them. We laughed, jumped and were kept enthralled by the audio tour. The people running it are really friendly and interesting to talk to. We spoke to the guy who has been collecting items over the years and is continuing to add to the collection! Thank you!
    Hey Vicky, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review and for your lovely words about our staff. We're delighted to hear that you and your boys enjoyed your experience! We hope to welcome you back soon! The Bizarre BUT True Team :)
    Written 16 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 April 2023
  • Jane Doe
    2 contributions
    Best attraction in Hastings
    The friendliest staff inthe whole of Owens, knowledgeable and fun! I took my daughter and her friend during the easter break, they loved it! They had so much fun In the vault and I couldn't get them out of the wierd but true. Well done, something worth visiting at last in Hastings!
    Hey Jane, Thank you so much for your 5 star review and for your lovely words about our staff. We're delighted to hear that you all enjoyed your visit, we're sure they'll get their million next time ;) Thank you again for taking the time to leave such a great review! We hope to welcome you back soon! The Bizarre BUT True Team :)
    Written 16 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 April 2023
  • Natasha J
    2 contributions
    Very interesting and worth a visit
    We went to Bizarre but true museum in owens Hastings today, one of the best amusements in there. Everything in there is bizarre but true believe it or not! Some interesting pieces and very friendly staff. The collection is great and has taken the owner 9 years to gather.
    Hey Natasha, Thank you so much for your 5 star review and for your really kind words about our staff. We're delighted to hear that you found your visit interesting! Thank you again for taking the time to leave such a great review. We hope to welcome you back soon! The Bizarre BUT True Team :)
    Written 16 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 13 May 2023
  • Gilly B
    Kent, United Kingdom45 contributions
    Curiosity’s craziness & convivial!
    Really enjoyed this experience! Came here today with my husband & Daughter Millicent 10 years old who loved every new curiosity & crazy fact! The guy that owns this place was both friendly & informative. He had a wealth of knowledge that Millicent found fascinating. We would highly recommend this attraction. 👍
    Hey Gilly, Thank you so much for your review and for your really kind words about our staff. We're delighted to hear that you all enjoyed your visit with us! It was great to meet you all and wonderful to hear that Millicent loved it! Thank you again for taking the time to leave such a great review. We hope to welcome you back soon! The Bizarre BUT True Team :)
    Written 16 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 May 2023
  • M B
    Kent, United Kingdom2 contributions
    Amazing trip
    I cannot recommend this place enough! We visited today and we are all so impressed and happy with the service we got from Liam. He is so chatty, helpful and professional and gives you so much fun and interesting information. We did The Vault and the museum and are already talking about going back. You will definitely not be disappointed if you visit this place. It deserves so much more recognition! Thankyou for making our trip here amazing!
    Hey Mia, Thank you so much for your amazing review and for your lovely words about our staff. It was really great to meet you all and I'm delighted to hear you had such a good time! Thank you again for taking the time to leave such a great review. We hope to welcome you back soon! The Bizarre BUT True Team :)
    Written 16 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 June 2023
  • Chloe
    St Leonards-on-Sea, United Kingdom3 contributions
    Great staff interactions and attraction
    We had a fab time we look forward to returning!! We had a good 30 minutes entertainment and we learnt a lot during our visit! The staff were great in helping and even came in to check we were getting on ok throughout our walk through. Definitely recommend!
    Thank you so much for visiting us and giving us an amazing review! We're glad you had fun and learned a lot in our Bizarrium Oddities museum - keep an eye out because we're adding more unusual attractions very soon!
    Written 21 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 17 June 2023
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Kristen G
2 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
We had an amazing time! The exhibits were really interesting and Liam really made the experience and his love and dedication for his job shone through!
Written 28 August 2023
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Sabine L
Banbury, UK5 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
This is an absolutely AMAZING location if you love history and anything weird and wonderful. I don’t want to ruin the experience for anyone so i wont say too much but the amount of items there are in a relatively small location is really impressive and the owner was lovely and obviously very proud of his collection. If you’re visiting hastings you absolutely must visit this place, i’ll definitely be coming back in the future!
Written 27 August 2023
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Angela L
Banbury, UK41 contributions
Aug 2023
This place truly is a hidden gem! You can access it via top floor of Owen’s entertainment centre from the seafront side or the town side.
Although small, it is packed full of amazing objects from all different areas/subjects, you will truly be amazed by the facts you hear as well. The owner has cleverly put together individual audio guides, that you listen to at different points and gives even more of an insight.
I don’t want to upload photos, or give too much away, because you really need to see it to believe it.
My daughters favourite bit was a prop from a movie and mine was to do with a famous magician, that’s all I’ll say 😉
Written 26 August 2023
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Laura Olivia-Ma... G
Hastings, UK20 contributions
Aug 2023 • Solo
This place is awesome! Make sure you don't miss this one. It's tucked away on the top floor of the Owens Entertainment Centre. Liam is awesome and super knowledgeable about the exhibits! My favourite was the real Elephants foot! Highly recommended to everyone, families, couples and solo travelers! A totally unique one of a kind experience! I'll be back!
Written 23 August 2023
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Thank you so much for an amazing review lauraoliviamarieg! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit and also what your favourite artefact was too! Hope to see you again soon! Alex & Liam
Written 25 August 2023
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Tom R
1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Couples
Absolutely amazing experience. Well worth it and the owner was more than happy to help.

Made to feel very welcome through the whole experience and some incredibly cool stuff almost hard to believe it’s all real
Written 19 August 2023
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Thank you for an amazing 5* review tomrC6022QH! We're really pleased that you had an amazing experience - and we promise that everything you saw is 100% real! Hope to see you again in future! Alex & Liam
Written 25 August 2023
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Katie J
1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Family
Took my niece and nephew and we all really enjoyed it. They’re 12 and 13. Liam was friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Exhibits were interesting and fun. Would love more of the interactive ones on our next visit.
Would recommend.
Written 18 August 2023
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It's great to hear that you all enjoyed your visit to Bizarre But True! We've got our thinking hats on already for more unusual interactive experiences to add alongside our oddities! Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon! Alex & Liam
Written 25 August 2023
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nicola k
London, UK5 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
We really enjoyed our visit to Bizarre but true, it was full of interesting items and facts and information via an audio guide, being able to experience how cold the water was during the sinking of the titanic was quite shocking as well as the size of Robert Wadlows shoe! Also a big thank you to Liam, this was the second time we had met him having visited Soar Tour the previous day and once again he was really friendly and welcoming and really knowledgeable, such a great guy! Definitely worth a visit if you are in Hastings.
Written 17 August 2023
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What an amazing review, thank you so much nicolak750! We're really pleased that you had fun at our Bizarrium museum. The Titanic water bath is a particular favourite for lots of our visitors as it really brings the story to life. Liam is glowing from your namecheck too! Thanks again, Alex
Written 25 August 2023
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jade p
High Wycombe, UK1 contribution
Aug 2023
What an amazing experience, the staff was amazing full of fun facts and very interactive and welcoming. the experience its self was great full of interesting and wondaful things to see and interact with. Big up the albino hedgehog!
Written 16 August 2023
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We're loving your review and also have a soft spot for the Albino Hedgehog in the collection too! Thankyou so much for leaving us an amazing review and hope to see you again! Alex & Liam
Written 25 August 2023
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Dean W
3 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
We popped into bizarre but true today , I have to say the best part of the experience by far was the staff member Liam. When someone says someone goes the extra mile to make the experience best it can be , well Liam should be wearing that t-shirt. I applaud you as you got thumbs up from my girlfriend also. Moving on from that the museum section is very interesting with some cool extracts from history, I would highly recommend taking a visit as we both came out feeling happy with the effort put in and also a little comedy put in there too 😊
Written 16 August 2023
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Thank you so much for giving us an amazing review! Liam is very happy that he got a namecheck! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your experience, and we'll hope to see you again for a visit in future too! Alex
Written 25 August 2023
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Dawniek1980
Reading, UK7 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Such a brilliant place to visit! Small but you could easily spend 45 mins or more there. My family all loved it and we had such a warm welcome from the guys running it. Seriously you must go if you’re visiting Hastings! 5*****
Written 14 August 2023
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It's lovely to hear that you enjoyed your visit and the warm welcome too! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us an amazing review! Alex & Liam
Written 25 August 2023
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