Hastings Museum and Art Gallery
- Telephone 01424 451155
- Opening times Tue–Sat 10am–5pm; Sun noon–5; closed Mon.
- Seasonal times 1 Apr–31 Oct: Tue–Sat 10am–5pm; Sun noon–5pm; closed Mon. 1 Nov–31 Mar: Tue–Sat 10am–4pm; Sun noon–4pm; closed Mon.
- Website www.hmag.org.uk
Hastings Museum & Art Gallery is a family-friendly museum with amazingly diverse collections. There really is something for everyone here!
The Museum was established over 125 years ago and has always offered local people and visitors to the town the opportunity to explore art, culture and history from around the world. The Museum's collections continue to grow and it now has around 97,000 objects of local history, natural sciences, fine & decorative arts, and world cultures. A brand new gallery on early local history Before Hastings, which tells the story of this area from prehistory to the Saxons.
Wildlife is displayed in dioramas of different local habitats, and you can discover our preshistoric past in our interactive Dinosaur gallery.
Our fine Native North American collection is displayed in three galleries, featuring the Plains and Sub-Arctic areas and the life of Hastings-born celebrity conservationist Grey Owl.
The most spectacular part of the Museum is the magnificent Durbar Hall, constructed for the Colonial & Indian Exhibition in 1886. Donated in 1919 as part of the Brassey Collection, this amazing structure now contains our World Art displays.
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- Provides: Free wi-fi