Hastings Museum and Art Gallery

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Hastings Museum and Art Gallery is a museum and art gallery located in, Hastings, East Sussex, England.

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

There is a gallery on early local history on display which tells the story of this area from prehistory to the Saxons.

Local wildlife is displayed in dioramas of different local habitats, and you can discover our preshistoric past in our interactive Dinosaur gallery.

A 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, as well as being used for a range of events, including weddings & civil partnerships.

It is strongly advised you contact the museum directly or visit the official website to check what collections are currently on display.


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Coordinates: 50°51′22″N 0°34′16″E / 50.8562°N 0.5710°E / 50.8562; 0.5710