All events at the History House unless stated
Events from Jan to May 2019
Daily10-5pm Please note from 1st Nov we revert to winter hours 11-4pmFishermen's MuseumHastings Harbours:
Past, Present and Future
Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun when staff available. Closed Sundays in Jan & Feb & thereafter unless help can be found11-4pm (times dependant on volunteers)History HouseExhibitions, enquiries, book sales.
Current exhibition Hastings: Hotbed of Women's Emancipation and Unseen Hastings - Pictures from private collections. Our opening hours are dependant on there being volunteers to staff. In cases of sickness we may have to close. Dennis needs help to be able to open on some Sundays – could you volunteer?
9th Feb 20195pm-approx 6pmHistory HouseSteam Giants of Brede - illustrated talk about this iconic industrial heritage of steam with Stan and Barbara Atkinson Tickets £4
Thursday 21st to Saturday 23rd11-4pm each dayHistory HouseGrab a bargain at our second hand book sale!
Thurs 7th March 201911amHistory HouseHastings Heritage Trail - with Maxine Beuret Join us for coffee and find out more about the Trail, then you have the opportunity to explore the trail with Maxine.
Hastings Heritage Trail celebrates the breadth of history in the everyday built environment.
You can bring a camera and add to the project.
Coming soon in 2019West Street Project - phone History House for details 01424424744
Weekly Weds10.30 – 12.00HAARGDiscussion group. Evening meetings 7.30 on 2nd Weds of the month
1st Tues of the Month & 3rd Tues 7.30 – 10.30HLHGBoth the monthly meetings of Hastings Local History group are now at the History House.
Thurs 4th April11-4pmOHPSDirectory Day - come and consult our collection of Street Directories
Thurs 2nd May11-4pmOHPSDirectory Day - come and consult our collection of Street Directories
Weekly Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun.Close Sundays in Jan.11-4pmOHPSHistory House Open- exhibitions, enquiries, book sales.
Group bookings for walksTo SuitOHPSFMStade Guided Walks contact 01424461446.
If your group would like a talk OHPS/Cemetery Contact Anne Scott see below.
Fishermen’s Museum – contact Jan Sellers – see below
Tuesdays starting May 20192.30pmOHPSOld Town Guided Walks -= Meet at the TOP of the West Hill Lift (there being two lifts)
Visit for updates on local heritage events
Stade and Old Town Guided Walks schedule now available

Planning Matters

The new arrangements for consultation on new applications means that we do not get sent weekly lists. You can see at

Good quality second hand books wanted for our book sale

Contact details

OHPS – Old Hastings Preservation Society Anne Scott 01424 427718, Ian Porter 01424 812662, History House 01424 424744. 

Fishermen’s Museum  Shipkeeper Jan Sellers Tel:  01424 461446 

Friends of Hastings Cemetery,  Hastings Cemetery contact 01424 427718,

HAARGHastings Area Archaeological Research Group, prospective members welcome. Contact Lynn/Kevin 01424 812092

HLHG – Hastings Local History Group – prospective members welcome to attend a session. Brian Lawes 01424 437253

HSTLS-Hastings and St Leonards Society 

HRFHS Hastings and Rother Family History Society. Linda Smith 437493 email