Your votes needed again – town’s museum in line for a top award

Another Hastings icon is in line for a top award and needs your support to get it over the line.

Just days after Alexandra Park won the title of Best Park in the South East Hastings Museum and Art Gallery is in the running to be crowned the Best Educational Day Out in London and the South East by Day out with the Kids.

The museum was shortlisted after a record number of nominations and comes after a year of growing visitor figures and a record number of school visits.

Kim Forward, lead councillor for culture said: “We are really pleased that our wonderful museum has been shortlisted.

A family-friendly museum with amazingly diverse collections.

“The shortlist is made up of destinations that have been rated positively by real families and we are thrilled to have that seal of approval. Please vote for us and help us win!”

Now it’s all in the hands of the public, with voting open from today until next Monday  September 30th. You can vote online at:

Hastings Museum and Art Gallery is a family-friendly museum with amazingly diverse collections. The museum was established over 125 years ago and has always offered people the opportunity to explore art, culture and history from around the world.

Today, the museum is undergoing significant change to become a socially engaged organisation which works in partnership with local people.

Ms Forward says: “Our vision is to be a local museum with a global collection that inspires people and connects communities.”

This is the second award Hastings Museum and Art Gallery has been nominated for this year.  The museum is also a finalist in the Kids In Museum 2019 Family Friendly Museum awards.

Voting closes on September 30th with regional winners announced on October 24th and national winners November 6th.

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