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Hastings Museum and Art Gallery

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Address: Hastings Museum & Art Gallery Bohemia Road, Hastings TN34 1ET, England
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+44 1424 451052
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Rich and varied collections,from Mods and Rockers to Native Americans, with...

Rich and varied collections,from Mods and Rockers to Native Americans, with fine and decorative arts and local and natural history. Also including the magnificent Durbar Hall, which offers a unique venue for weddings and civil partnerships. Special features for children, from fossils that transform into dinosaurs to dressing up corner. Temporary exhibition programme. Museum Shop. Closed Mondays, please contact us for opening times.

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We visited the museum to see the native American exhibits, which we found extremely interesting, Grey Owl especially. We found all of the museum so interesting and the staff... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the museum to see the native American exhibits, which we found extremely interesting, Grey Owl especially. We found all of the museum so interesting and the staff very helpful. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just attended a wedding in the Durbar Hall. What a truly fantastic and unique location for a wedding. The photo on the website does not do it justice - go and see it for yourself. Stunning!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A spur of the moment visit and worth every minute. Entry is free (we left a 10.00 donation on exiting). The building was undergoing external renovations but this did not affect our visit. The interior condition, layout, collection and ambience was perfect, we followed a logical route around the floors. The rooms were logic lyrics laid out with well kept... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A good variety of artwork was displayed and staff were very helpful. Easy location if you are on the coast walk.

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Thank Colin W
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

what a variety of exhibits,from the Battle of Hastings to modern social history -- Mods and Rockers, a collection of amusing cartoons, a whole Indian room, the story of the famous or infamous Grey Owl -- a Hasting resident who 'converted' to a native American. Some parking available ,all free. Staff very helpful. Interesting building. We spent nearly two hours... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Relatively small museum,established in a very fine building with limited parking. Located off Bohemia Road,it is a ten minute walk from the town centre,but it is free to enter after 10:00 A.M. The staff were very friendly and helpful explaining the layout (including a local archives room) with a modern exhibition of pre 1066 and post 1066 Hastings on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

The museum has a very a welcoming atmosphere. The History of Hastings in 66 objects was fascinating and very well curated and we were lucky to catch the last day of an wonderful exhibition of drawings by local cartoonist Martin Honeysett. The museum has easy parking and is completely wheelchair accessible.

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bournemouth
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

This museum is well worth a visit if you are in Hastings. It has some great interactive displays. We really liked the history of Hastings in 66 objects. There is also a brilliant exhibition of the cartoons of Martin Honeysett. I think this runs until January 2017.

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Hailsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is a free museum that is out side of Hasting town so probably does not have as many visitors as it deserves. There is a lot more to Hasting history than you realise. Since I was there last they have added the mod invasion and also details and film about the WW1. Also find out about Hastings one and... More 

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We came as a family group ranging in ages from 84 to 8 and we all found plenty to look at, we didn't all get into all the galleries. The building is set in attractive grounds and there are activities for young ones and a place they can dress up and read books about the displays. The Indian wooden chamber... More 

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