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

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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142 reviews 142 reviews
50 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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8 attraction reviews
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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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Hastings, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a really interesting visit and it is free, try to speak to Jimmy Toller a true fisherman, he has a wealth of knowledge

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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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56 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is a small museum, made even smaller by a real fishing boat being placed in the middle, but it's just superb, really explains the nuts and bolts (line and sinker?) of the fishing history of this area. Models, real things, examples, old, new, relics and interpretations, it just had it all. Admission is free but we kicked a fiver... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

A lovely little bit of history for all ages. Watch the film of how they land fishing boats in storm force weather for a real eye opener!

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

It reflects complete past and memories of people who respected sea and made it possible to show the glory through this museum

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Full of fish 'n chips from visiting Maggie's, we found ourselves on the far side of the restored fishermen's huts looking to avoid the onset of hybrid rain / snow - The Fishermen's Museum was the refuge we sought. Situated in a former chapel, this collection houses a full size actual fishing boat along with the expected framed and mounted... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Lots of interesting things to see here and definitely worth a visit. Still free to get in, but give a donation.

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