About Your Visit – Hastings Fishermen’s Museum

Welcome to the Hastings Fishermen’s Museum. We are open every day, except Christmas Day. From March to October our opening hours are 11am to 4pm then November to March 11am to 5pm.

Free entry – donations welcomed to help maintain the museum

Current exhibition Jan 2024 George Woods Photographs

The museum has a wide entrance which is ideal for wheelchairs and mobility scooters. There is clockwise one way viewing guidance so everyone can move comfortably around and the galleries are all on one level and flat so very suitable for wheelchair users. However, the ramp going over the capstan at the east end of the building is not suitable for all walking aids and chairs. In this instance you are invited to view the gallery in an anticlockwise direction. Our team are always on hand for any further assistance.

No need to leave your furry friends behind or walk past our door as you will find we are dog friendly! The only thing we ask is just let us know if they have an accident: we’re well equipped to deal with those awkward moments!

Children getting bored with looking at photos and boats? Spend some time in our ‘Young’uns’ area where you can sit and watch a film and they can read or you can read with them, the choice is yours!

There is a lot of our precious collection that can not be touched but please talk to our staff if handling objects will enhance your visit. Our staff will be able to help you with safely holding and touching certain objects.