You’re never too old to play with LEGO

A group of local manufacturers and engineers went back to basics last week when Locate East Sussex held a manufacturers breakfast meeting at Hastings Museum. After a morning of presentations the group was introduced to the museum’s newest Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education resource – LEGO! But it was LEGO with a difference. […]

Where’s Wally? And lots of family fun at Hastings Museum in half term

This half-term is going to be jam-packed with fun activities at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery. Not only will families be able to join the search for Wally, the world’s favourite children’s book character, but they will also be able to enjoy free craft activities and paid-for workshops throughout the week. Kim Forward, lead councillor […]

Museum launches travel bursary for schools

Hastings Museum and Art Gallery is offering travel bursaries to local schools who may find it difficult to fund transport for their students to visit the museum. Funding for the scheme is coming through the Museums and Schools Programme, Kim Forward, Hastings Borough Council’s lead councillor for culture said: “The museum is offering up to […]

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 […]

Half term transport based fun at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery

May half term at Hasting Museum and Art Gallery takes transport, vehicles and movement for its inspiration. Kim Forward, lead councillor for culture said: “Every day throughout the half term holiday we will have free colouring and craft activities throughout the museum for those taking part to make and take home, each based on a different […]

New face at the helm of Hastings Museum and Art Gallery

Damian Etherington (right) is the new museum and cultural development manager at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery His appointment follows the recent retirement of curator Cathy Walling. Damian’s career began in 2005 working on a project with the National Museums of Scotland,  since then he has worked on a range of projects with partners including English […]

Centenary of end of WW1 marked by new exhibitions at Hastings museum

Hastings Museum and Art Gallery is marking the centenary of the end of the First World War with two new exhibitions How the First World War Shaped the World We Know Today runs from October 13th until January 27th next year. The World had seen nothing like it before with fighting going on in Europe, […]

Dino-tastic day for families at Hastings Museum & Art Gallery

Just to prove that everybody loves a dinosaur and a good dinosaur story around 1,100 dinosaur fans flocked to see a 35-foot Victorian Iguanodon that visited Hastings Museum and Art Gallery last week. The amazing sight was the stage for a performance by Emerald Ant’s outdoor family theatre of, The Iguanodon Restaurant. The play told […]