Museum gets ready to open for the summer

In just over two weeks Hastings Museum and Art Gallery will be throwing open its doors to the public once again. Following the museum’s recent closure due to Covid restrictions the museum plans to reopen its doors from Thursday to Sunday each week from 10am to 12.30pm and from 2pm until 5pm starting on May 20th. […]

Falling in love with the everyday objects around us

Celebrating the objects we love will be the theme of an exhibition at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery early in the new year. The Looking at Things project has been developed by ExploreTheArch theatre company with students from Hastings and Bexhill Mencap. The students have been exploring the relationship between themselves and the objects that […]

How your experience of life in lockdown could form part of the town’s archive

Have you been keeping a record of your life since the Coronavirus crisis began? If you have then Hastings Museum and Art Gallery want to hear from you because it is asking for volunteers to keep a journal to record the extraordinary times we are living in. Kim Forward, Leader of Hastings Council said: “Coronavirus […]

LGBT history month – new exhibition at Hastings Museum & Art Gallery

Hastings Museum & Art Gallery is celebrating LGBT History Month with an exhibition highlighting the little-known history of East Sussex’s LGBTQ+ communities called LGBTQ+ = Me. Kim Forward, lead councillor for culture said: “This is an important exhibition which is the culmination of over seven months of collaboration between a group of young people and […]

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 […]