Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, Hastings

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Hastings Museum & Art Gallery is a museum and art gallery located in, Hastings, East Sussex, England. Established in 1892, it originally resided in the Brassey Institute (now the town's library), but moved to its current location in 1927. As of 2019 it had around 97,000 objects of local history, natural sciences, fine and decorative arts, and world cultures.
The early local history gallery recounts the history of the area from prehistory to the Saxons. Local wildlife is displayed in dioramas of different local habitats, and there is a dinosaur gallery. Other galleries include local wildlife and a Native North American collection, featuring the Plains and Sub-Arctic areas and the life of Hastings-born conservationist Archibald Belaney, who adopted the name "Grey Owl".
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  • Due to covid social distancing guidelines, they require visitors to book a time slot before their visit, so don't forget to book on their website before you come. The museum has a great permanent...  more »
  • Nice architecture of this building, some interesting exhibitions - well chosen and diverse. Good for families.  more »
  • The history of the house the museum is housed in and the family that lived there, is very interesting. The exhibition is well displayed in a fresh modern way. Varied content and well worth a visit.
  • A great insight into the history of Hastings. Massive museum with lots of interactive displays. The museum has a very attractive hall and lots of exhibits and paintings. Go by car. The walk upto the museum is up a very steep hill and quite a distance from the town centre.

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