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Hastings Museum and Art Gallery

Hastings Museum & Art Gallery Bohemia Road, Hastings TN34 1ET, England
+44 1424 451052
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Nice place to stop

A good variety of artwork was displayed and staff were very helpful. Easy location if you are on... read more

Reviewed February 3, 2017
Colin W
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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lots to see, for all ages and it is FREE

what a variety of exhibits,from the Battle of Hastings to modern social history -- Mods and... read more

Reviewed January 19, 2017
gloria p
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Hastings Museum & Art Gallery Bohemia Road, Hastings TN34 1ET, England
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Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Colin W
Reviewed January 19, 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....More

1  Thank gloria p
Reviewed January 18, 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...More

Thank john c
Reviewed January 8, 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...More

Thank A L
Reviewed November 19, 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...More

Thank elaine37
Reviewed November 15, 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...More

Thank Joe193
Reviewed November 14, 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...More

Thank V H
Reviewed November 13, 2016

found it very interesting and beauitul, history and art works what thought was the best thouhh was a real vesta motorbike and all history of moods and rockers of the 1960s. nice grounds around area to wounder . and a walk up from E S...More

Thank Sharon W
Reviewed November 1, 2016

Hastings Museum and Art Gallery is always worth a visit with young children when your in the Hastings area. They don't change much on a regular basis but if it's wet and cold outside, it's worth popping in. Especially if your walking on your way...More

Thank ChrisMcG170
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Since the financial squeeze has badly bitten local councils, Hastings' 2 town museums (in Bohemia and in Old Town) have had to be merged into one. This has been intelligently done, though, in that much of the local history - previously displayed in Old Town's...More

2  Thank K_Rabenstein
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