Covid-19 UPDATE

Hello! We hope you are all safe and well.  THERE is much excitement here!! The gears are grinding into action behind the scenes. We’re just waiting for a few safety measures to be put in place before we can open. As with everywhere, your visit will be a different experience but we are trying to keep things as ‘normal’ as we can. There will be a 2 metre social distancing rule and please, no touching.
We are working towards flinging the museum doors open on Saturday 18th July and Sunday 19th July from 2-5pm then every weekend until we are on our feet but check our social media for up to date information.

The History House is working towards a date for opening so watch this space.

Please come and support us and all our local friends. We need you!
Look out for added stock as the weeks go by on our website so you can shop from the safety of your home.  You can support us by buying from our shop or by making contactless donations in the museum, (we will still accept) cash or by PayPal Donation button

The archives will unavailable for the foreseeable future but if you would like virtual access then please email us or message the page and we’ll see what we can do.

We are all looking forward to seeing all of you soon!!

Jack in the Green 2020

Regulars will know that traditionally this weekend would have seen the Jack released from the museum but of course due to circumstances beyond anyone’s control this wasn’t possible but a virtual event was put together and you can their success here: Hastings Traditional Jack in the Green

Well done everyone involved! See you next year!

And we’ve posted some photos on Facebook from 2007 

All OHPS Walks Cancelled Until Further Notice

Hello all, we hope you are staying safe and sane. We are still under lockdown for the foreseeable future but as soon as we know what is happening we will let you know. With that in mind we won’t be running this weeks’ walks, and  this months’ Old Town Walks. For further information please contact or for Museum and History House please contact


Museum/History House/Walks/Events Covid-19 Update

At the time of writing we are still observing government guidelines and both sites remain closed until further notice and all planned events for April and possibly May, are cancelled. We can still be contacted on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/email,, or We also have a dedicated temporary mobile number 07895565195. If you are able to support us you can do so here;

  Thank you and we hope to see you soon. Stay safe and well everyone. 

(Picture is © David Marsh and the original is on loan to the museum but prints and cards are available when we reopen)

Covid-19 Announcement

We are sad to announce that our doors will be closed to the public from Monday 23rd March. How long for we don’t know yet but we foresee it being for at least a month. Please keep in touch with us via Facebook/Instagram/Twitter as we will be working in the background catching up with major works of cleaning and repair. We hope you all stay healthy. We will continue to keep you posted. 

Winter News!

As winter draws in and the nights get darker and yet more rain falls on us don’t forget the museum and history house will be opening. Check out our opening times on the home page. The museum will change to 11am- 4pm from 1st November.

There are a few events coming up so check out the events page here:

Have you checked out the museum and History House shops for gift ideas? Some gifts can be purchased through the website here:

The last Stade Walks of the season are 23rd & 24th November @ 11am contact details here:


Do you have any spare time to help at the History House?

Dennis needs help to be able to open on some Sundays – do you  have a few hours to spare on a Sunday? If so please contact History House 01424 424744,


Our opening hours are dependant on there being volunteers to staff. In cases of sickness we may have to close. The History House will be closed Sundays in Jan. & Feb but the worry is it will have to close for the foreseeable future Sundays… unless help can be found…

New video uploaded

A new video has been added to our History of Fishing videos. This one features Jim ‘Toller’ Adams, who sadly passed away a few weeks ago, making a net sail. Enjoy.