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Hastings Museum and Art Gallery

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Great little museum

It's small but has interesting stuff. Small car park out the front, arrive early to park in there... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CatherineT2661
Surprised find to escape the rain

We came across this lovely little local museum after trying to find shelter from the torrential... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank hidden_tiger
HMAG, Facilities Coordinator at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our visit. Darbar room is a must see. Must see for childrens and adults alike. Many displays are of international importance.

Thank Navigate732318
HMAG, Facilities Coordinator at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting Rana. We're glad you enjoyed your time here.

Reviewed 13 August 2018

Went to visit a specific exhibition on Vincent Lines - the rest of the museum was great though and had an intersting mix of exhibits. I would say this activity would last about an hour, and hour and a half maximum. There are about 3-4...More

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HMAG, Facilities Coordinator at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Sixtwentytwo, thanks for visiting and we're glad you enjoyed your time here. Visitors are welcome to park at the side of the driveway leading up to the front of the museum (as well as the car park area to the right of the building),...More

Reviewed 18 July 2018

Hastings museum is quite interesting, even for a Norwegian couple with no relations to Hastings. Varied and nicely presented items, and a good description of the story behind. A good way to spend an hour or two.

Thank Roger S
HMAG, Facilities Coordinator at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2018

Hi Roger, thanks for your feedback! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you enjoyed the rest of your time while over here. Kind regards, Ben

Reviewed 12 July 2018

This museum is an excellent example of well-managed and well presented history of Hastings we had a surprisingly good time there. It was not at all boring and was very instructive about the area that we were visiting. Excellent displays information about a very amount...More

Thank Jonathan B
HMAG, Facilities Coordinator at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2018

Hi Jonathan, thanks for your feedback. We aim to make the museum an inclusive and varied environment and we're glad you enjoyed time here. Many thanks, Ben.

Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

This museum is fantastic they always have something for the kids in the holidays and have dress up pieces for kids to play with on way round, my children loved trying the hats on. The best part about this museum is it is free there...More

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HMAG, Facilities Coordinator at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2018

Hi Joava, thanks for your review. I'm glad you and the kids enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 6 April 2018

Lovely museum, free to go to. A number of activities for the kids, as well as a well-judged Easter trail. Hot drinks available. Recommended.

Thank Lou252008
CathyWalling, Manager at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you for your comments. I am pleased you enjoyed the Easter trail and the activities.

Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

We were looking for free admissions and found this building via tripadvisor.It was a quiet and wet day but kept my kids amused with some little activities for the kids and the little models.It kept us entertained for at least half an hour and the...More

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CathyWalling, Manager at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Thanks for your review. I am pleased that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 17 March 2018

Well, after a 4 hour flight (and having my medication confiscated at customs), shuttle bus, train, another train, and a cab to get there, we were understandably ready for some full on museum partying. But alas we were disappointed. Just some boring history and no...More

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CathyWalling, Manager at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Wow, quite a story! A shame that nobody here, including Eric, recognises any of it...

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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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