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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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Well worth a visit

A real insight into the past and present. Excellent. Free to enter. staff were very pleasant and informative

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

A real insight into the past and present. Excellent. Free to enter. staff were very pleasant and informative

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

This is only a small museum but packed with lots of information. This museum explains a lot about the history of the unique net sheds which are at the side of it and fishing from the area. Free admission too :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

If you're with children and don't get the chance to read all the information as we were then it won't take long to go round. However, it's worth a visit for the boat alone, not often you find a full size boat in a museum that you can go on. My 8 year old has been going here since he... More 

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All Stretton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

An ex - fishing boat in an old church. Pictures of fishermen and the fishing community and lots more. This is what the Fishermen`s Museum is. An excellent place to wander for free and immerse yourself in the one of the most important aspects of the town: fishing. The museum is free (another plus point) and old fishing boats, lie... More 

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

A quick 20 minutes or a long hour, its up to you. We were in there for the 20 minutes. The kids loved getting on the boat, lots to look at and very interesting. Free is a always a bonus and comes with the added bonus of being able to donate if you wish, which we did. Nice gifts available... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Its free entry to this but there is a donation box available to help with running costs, great place for young and old, there is lots of history to view a boat to climb on to, kids loved that part the most. small and compact with lots to see and not too big to bore young children, worth a quick... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We walked past the museum and thought we would have a look, lots of interesting exhibits and always something interesting to look at, well worth the visits, we were in there for an hour but it was a very good hour.

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Battle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Hastings has a history going back 1000s of years and fishing has always been central to that story. Set amongst the quaint old net sheds near Hastings sea front is the charming fishermans museum. Definitely worth a visit while you are in town. Gives you a real sense of the challenges and hardships faced by fishermen over the centuries.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

There is also quite a large albatross and an amusing section about a guy who did acrobatics in a tub. The children here seemed to enjoy it.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Lovely little place if your looking for something to do in Hastings, it's free entry, pop a donation in if you so wish.... My lads are 14,15 years old and they enjoyed it too...there are two museums within 150 yards of each other both worth a visit!!

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