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Hastings Fishermen's Museum

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Address: Rock-A-Nore Rd, Hastings TN34 3DW, England
Phone Number: 01424 461446
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Little Gem

I first entered this museum about 60 years ago. It was fascinating to me then. It has been added to and improved over those years, but still retains the appeal to children without... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Kent, England, U.K.
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Kent, England, U.K.
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I first entered this museum about 60 years ago. It was fascinating to me then. It has been added to and improved over those years, but still retains the appeal to children without trivialising the importance of the lives and legacy demonstrated by the artefacts and documents - not least the lugger "Enterprise".

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Yorkshire
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Really worth spending time absorbing the fascinating stories this place contains. It's typical of the rest of the old town ambience; quirky, curious and rewards by patient examination of the subtle small detail.

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is a quaint museum about fishing with many pictures of fishermen through the years. I learnt about the proposed harbour at Hastings and thoroughly enjoyed climbing aboard the fishing boat Enterprise.Set in an old church it makes good use of the heritage displaying heritage. Set amongst the fishing huts, this is a must to visit and for just a... More 

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Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Free to the public but donations are welcome. Lots of artifacts, information and displays gave an informative look into the lives of commercial fisherman. Well done.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A lovely little museum, highlighting Hastings' relationship with the sea. Definitely worth a visit, being able to actually climb aboard a real, old boat gives one a good sense of the life of fishermen of yesteryear. There's lot's of maritime artefacts to look at and learn from as well as a documentary film playing, that shows the lives of real,... More 

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Burwash, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Compact museum full of interesting fishing history and its free entry. There's a traditional fishing vessel in the centre surrounded by a wealth of old Hastings quaint fishing memorabilia. Please leave a donation to help keep it going.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

An interesting museum with plenty of interesting exhibits and knowledgable and helpful staff. A perfect reminder of the true origins of Hastings.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A compact little museum with lots to see. Centre piece is the Enterprise, a traditional fishing vessel - and you can get on board! A great range of objects, all related to the life of the local fishing community.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Dont miss it - cost nothing and it is wonderful. Absolutely charming. I found it very thought provoking. It so good I visit it every few years.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A fascinating mix of objects. The star is the fishing boat in the centre of the museum that children can climb up onto.

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