Hastings Museum and Art Gallery
“An impressive museum, containing around 100,000 objects of history, art and science” - VisitEngland Assessor
Hastings, East Sussex
Housed since 1928 in this distinctive, red brick building, Hastings Museum and Art Gallery is a mix of local and global. There’s a large archaeology collection, including pieces from near and far; plenty of items and information on local social history; and exhibitions on Native Americans, novelist Robert Tressel, The History of Hastings in 66 Objects, and tons more.
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Discover East Sussex
East Sussex, along with its western counterpart, is packed with interest. This is a land of stately homes and castles, miles of breezy chalk cliffs overlooking the English Channel, pretty rivers, picturesque villages and links to our glorious past. Mention Sussex to many people and images of the South Downs immediately spring to mind – ‘vast, smooth, shaven, serene,’ as the writer Virginia Woolf described them. She and her husband lived at Monk’s House in the village of Rodmell, near Lewes, and today, her modest home is managed by the National Trust and open to the public.
There are a great many historic landmarks within Sussex, but probably the most famous is the battlefield where William, Duke of Normandy defeated Harold and his Saxon army to become William the Conqueror of England. By visiting Battle, near Hastings, you can, with a little imagination, picture the bloody events that led to his defeat. East Sussex’s pretty towns such as Lewes, Rye and Uckfield have their charms, while the city of Brighton offers museums and fascinating landmarks, the best-known and grandest feature being the Royal Pavilion.
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