The True CRIME Museum

The True CRIME Museum, Hastings: Hours, Address, The True CRIME Museum Reviews: 4/5

The True CRIME Museum
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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 SHOCKING new attraction for everyone fascinated by the dark world of CRIME" HASTINGS NEWEST ATTRACTION - Set in 3000sq/ft of SEAFRONT CAVES! Open Daily 10am - 5pm Suitable for all ages, Wheelchair accessible, Dog friendly See website for further details and FAQs A chilling, yet fascinating insight into the world of Serial Killers, Forensics, Gangsters, Prisoners, Poisoners and more! See a genuine lethal injection deathbed, the ACTUAL acid containers used by John George Haigh to dissove his victims. GUESS the crimes and the celebrities from their police mugshots, then enter the CINEMA CAVE where infamous murderers describe their hideous deeds!
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Clottie21
3 contributions
Expensive for what it is.
Aug 2021 • Family
£9.50 seems a lot for basically 4 rooms. Just seemed to be a major waste of money and I wish I hadn’t bothered. Very overcrowded as well
Written 2 August 2021
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Cyberwho
211 contributions
Interesting little museum
Jun 2021 • Family
We visited whilst in the area on holiday.
It was good to find somewhere dog friendly which made our day out easier.
The museum is quirky and quite compact.
But it does have some great exhibits and gives plenty of details on the crimes covered and the exhibits.
We are glad we visited, and can recommend a visit if you are in the area.
Written 24 July 2021
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Good afternoon Cyberwho, Thank you for leaving us a review. We're so glad you found the Museum interesting and brought your dog in to see us too! Please do pop back next time you're in the area. The True CRIME Museum Team.
Written 26 July 2021
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Steve
South Of England197 contributions
Worth a visit.
Jul 2021
We visited here in July 2021, I can say we enjoyed our visit, many exhibits to be seen and very interesting to read about the exhibits, be prepared for a lot of reading.
Written 23 July 2021
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Good Evening Steve, Thank you for reviewing our Museum. Our Museum is very factual, but if you're into crime it's 100% for you! Please do come back next time you're in Hastings. The True CRIME Museum Team.
Written 24 July 2021
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amanda
Brighton, UK2 contributions
Short but scary
Jul 2021 • Couples
Museum set in a small cave was quite creepy but didn't take long to go round. Had some frightful things not for the lighthearted
Written 21 July 2021
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Good afternoon Wander, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We reccomend our customers spend at least an hour in the Museum however some people can spend the whole day here reading everything! We hope you'll come back and explore the Museum again soon. The True CRIME Museum Team.
Written 24 July 2021
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barry m
7 contributions
brilliant place
Jul 2021
what a great day out would highly recommend a visit very interesting spot if your into a gangster stuff this is definatley worth a look
Written 21 July 2021
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Hi J955AUbarrym, Thank you for leaving us a 5* review! We're so glad you enjoyed the Museum. Please do come back and visit us again soon. The True CRIME Museum Team.
Written 24 July 2021
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Steven
Suffolk, UK3 contributions
The ultimate thrill seekers experience
Jun 2021 • Family
This is our first experience getting up close and personal with some genuine forensic exhibits donated to showcase to the public. We feel the price paid was well worth the money for what’s on offer. Favourite exhibit for me was the forensics lab where you could take your own finger prints, solve some puzzles and test your sense of smell with six hidden items behind a plank to sniff. You could even see replica re-enactments on video screen played out loud. They have an electric chair you can sit in for photo purposes only which is rather awesome. The shop had some nice pieces to purchase such as replica gold bars (for saving pennies) and toy handcuffs for the older child. For the adults you could choose from Pens, DVDS, Books and skull drinking glasses.

The staff onsite were friendly and welcoming. Experience offered is wheelchair friendly although some areas are a little uneven. The age range for children to visit is recommended at 13+ with an adult due to some exhibits showcased being on the gruesome side shall we say.

I would defiantly recommend this experience to anyone who is a fan of the murder mysteries or true crime documentary’s.
Written 21 July 2021
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Good Evening Droidreview, Wow, what a review! Thank you very much! Our interactive area the Crime Lab is very popular with the kids. Please keep telling your friends about us and come back and visit us again soon! The True CRIME Museum Team!
Written 24 July 2021
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isabella rem
Horam, UK16 contributions
Great fun!
Jun 2021 • Family
I really enjoyed the true crime museum with my dad yesterday. There were cases from some all over the world and it was so interesting. I felt like there was lord of fun little activities to do to test your skills and I really enjoyed it. The only thing I would say is that it would be nice if staff were a bit more enthusiastic. Other than that it is fantastic and a great price for a day out. I would definitely visit again.
Written 20 July 2021
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Good afternoon Seaside10072116012, Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review! We're so glad you enjoyed the Museum. We hope you'll come back and visit us again in the future, we are always adding more exhibits! The True CRIME Museum Team.
Written 20 July 2021
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Victoria
Bromley, UK2 contributions
Amazing for True-Crime Lovers
Jun 2021 • Couples
Really interesting and informative museum for those interested in the macabre side of humanity. Though it focused on criminals and murders, they also shed light on police forces around the world. Though the entry fee was a little steep at £9.50 per adult, I did really enjoy myself and even my partner (who is not really curious about these areas of human history) found it quite informative.
Written 17 July 2021
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Hello there, Thank you for leaving us this wonderful review! We love to hear about our customers expereinces at the Museum and are very glad you found your visit informative and enjoyable. We hope you will come and visit us again in the future when you're in Hastings next. The True CRIME Museum Team.
Written 20 July 2021
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scottishboy8
Glasgow, UK39 contributions
I personally loved it
Jul 2021 • Couples
If you like real crime, killers and gangsters, I would describe this as a MUST go. It is well played out and some of the exhibits are both interesting and chilling in the perfect balance! The building itself is very run down but am not sure if this actually adds to it ( minus the pigeon enjoying the tour)

Staff nice and spent around 1h here.

Only negative is the slightly pricey entrance fee
Written 13 July 2021
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Good morning Scottishboy8, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5* review! We're so glad you enjoyed your time here and would describe our Museum as a MUST visit attraction. We hope you will return to the Museum in the future. The True CRIME Museum Team.
Written 20 July 2021
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Nick
6 contributions
True crime fix AND dog friendly!
Jun 2021 • Couples
We needed something to do on a rainy afternoon where dogs are welcome… A good 2 hours-worth of exhibits, info panels, a video and interactive room.
Written 12 July 2021
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Good afternoon Niiicck, Thank you for leaving us a five star review. We love to hear about our customers good experiences. We pride ourselves on being a dog friendly attraction and think fury friends should be allowed everywhere! Please do come back and visit us again soon. The True CRIME Museum Team.
Written 20 July 2021
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The True CRIME Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00