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Hastings Museum and Art Gallery

Hastings Museum & Art Gallery Bohemia Road, Hastings TN34 1ET, England
+44 1424 451052
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Interesting new exhibition

Recently visited the museum again recently to see their new exhibition on Story of Hastings in 66... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
ggrahamm
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Hastings, United Kingdom
Small but perfectly formed.

A lovely museum and gallery. Items and works of art well exhibited.The crowning glory is the Dunbar... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
JENNIE G
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Cardiff, 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. Before Hastings tells the story of this area from prehistory to the Saxons and The Story of Hastings in 66 Objects continues the story from 1066 to today. Wildlife is displayed in dioramas of different local habitats and you can discover our prehistoric past in our interactive Dinosaur gallery. Our fine Native North American collection is displayed in three galleries, featuring the Plains and Sub-Arctic areas and the life of Hastings-born Grey Owl. The most spectacular part of the Museum is the Durbar Hall, which contains our World Art displays, as well as being used for a range of events, including weddings. Exhibitions are housed in the Long Gallery. Go to HMAG.org.uk for our current programme.
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Hastings Museum & Art Gallery Bohemia Road, Hastings TN34 1ET, England
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+44 1424 451052
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Recently visited the museum again recently to see their new exhibition on Story of Hastings in 66 Objects. Very interesting and it looks like they've done more with the rest of the exhibits too. Well worth a visit.

Thank ggrahamm
CathyWalling, Curator at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Thank you for your review. I am so pleased you enjoyed the 66 Objects exhibition.

Reviewed 25 August 2017

A lovely museum and gallery. Items and works of art well exhibited.The crowning glory is the Dunbar Hall and the story of the Brassey Family with their fabulous collections.More

Thank JENNIE G
CathyWalling, Curator at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Thank you for your lovely review, Jennie. Please do visit us again soon. We have two new exhibitions coming up: 'Cash, Clash & Climate' by Maslen and Mehra (1st September - 12th November) and 'Changing Places' by FVU: Film and Video Umbrella (16th September -...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017

This is one of those museum that doesn't shout out at you but what a little gem of history of Hastings. You will find the history of Hastings, some of the notable individuals that have lived in the town. The exhibitions are well laid out,...More

1  Thank elgare
CathyWalling, Curator at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Thank you for your kind words. Our staff and volunteers work incredibly hard so it is lovely to read such a wonderful review.

Reviewed 9 August 2017

The permanent exhibitions relating to local history plus collections from all around the world (god on red indians and Inuits and seaside holiday history!) are really interesting and a bit quirky. In additional there are always art exhibitions running alongside.More

Thank ChristinaCWPM
CathyWalling, Curator at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Thank you for you review, Christina. We are glad you found the Museum interesting. We have two new exhibitions coming up: 'Cash, Clash & Climate' by Maslen and Mehra (1st September - 12th November) and 'Changing Places' by FVU: Film and Video Umbrella (16th September...More

Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Love this museum , and another free museum,a few things for kids to do too like dress up and that, I find it a very interesting museum , and even tho I don't use a wheel chair or prams , they cater for them unbelievably...More

Thank mannytourist
CathyWalling, Curator at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Thank you for your kind review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. If you have children yourself, you may be interested in our next Family Activity Day which is taking place on Tuesday 24th October.

Reviewed 2 August 2017

Went primarily to see the exhibition of Sussex woodcuts but also enjoyed the whole interesting place.The Durbar room which was part of an exhibition in Victorian times was quite amazing as was the room devoted to the ectraordinary character Grey Owl. Well worth another visit....More

Thank Maggie G
CathyWalling, Curator at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Thank you for your lovely review, Maggie. We couldn't have hoped for a better response to 'A Sussex Wave from Japan'; it has been incredibly popular. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 1 June 2017

Really good local museum with extremely interesting displays of local and national interest. The Durbar room is terrific and they hold some very good temporary exhibitions. Very much worth the walk up the hill.

Thank t_g186274
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Museum worth a visit when you visit or stay at Hastings, for me it worth for a visit but it not much interest me but it worth a visit and maybe it for you and there nice shop and cafe.

Thank AdamBurt
Reviewed 21 May 2017

thsome peple dont no it it is there few doors down the rd from the travel lodgeis musem is very interesting to visit and its free to go into not like som musems which charge you

1  Thank Heather S
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We used the Durbar Room for our wedding - it was very good value as well as being a lovely setting for the ceremony. We didn't appreciate one of the members of staff being quite curt when the wedding photographer briefly moved a curtain to...More

Thank Jonathan W
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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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