New website from Steve Peak about the history of Hastings and St Leonards-on-Sea

In December 2022, Steve Peak has put together a new website called Hastings History and has the story of the museum and the net shops as well as many other stories of Hastings and St Leonards-on-Sea. (See the links below.)

All books are available in hard copy from the Museum and the History House.

Happy reading!

Christmas Cards!

Now available from the Fishermen’s Museum and on our website shop these wonderful, exclusive cards designed by Tracey Konyu and printed by (Bexhill Road, St Leonards on sea). We’re sure you’ll agree this local collaboration is another winner!

The greeting inside is ‘Seasons Greetings’ and you get 4 of each design in each pack of 8 for £3.80. 

Tracey Konyu Artwork

Click on each picture below for info and prices.

We are very pleased to be chosen to stock Tracey Konyu’s exciting art work which captures the vibrancy of the Hastings Stade Fishing Quarter perfectly.

We are excited to announce we have some new pieces delivered this week in her new series! Each piece is an original piece of Art. It is a drawing onto reclaimed wood. 

There are two types from approximately 20cm by 20cm £30 or framed £45 of the boats.

There is a new line of pallet art which are lightweight and ready to hang on the wall. These are proving popular and Tracey has added smaller ones for £29.99 each featuring seagull, boats, net shops and even a deckchair! Then a larger one of the net shops at £45.

We will probably not have the exact ones showing in the images above as each one is unique, but you get an idea of what they’re like.

We also have fridge magnets at £3.50 each and coasters £18.50 for a set of 4 different designs or £5 each. Added to the ’round’ theme are the wall plaques that are larger than the coasters at £15 each.

These are all available from the Fishermen’s Museum and as with any kind of artwork, they are always better in the flesh!. If you’re not local please contact us either by phone 01424 461446 or email to arrange payment and delivery. 


September 2021

Wow! What a summer it’s been! It’s been wonderful to see all our visitors, new and old, through our doors and supporting us by donating and buying gifts.

Even though the summer holidays are over, we’re having wonderful sunshine and there’s plenty to see and do. There are still guided walks until October. All details here; OHPS Original Guided Walks – Old Hastings Preservation Society

We have new stock in including Art cards and magnets by local artist Tracey Konyu; Steve Peak’s latest book The America ground; Senlac Jack by Adrian Bowd and we have Blue Stevens 2022 calendar in stock for £8

We look forward to seeing you all soon!

Celebrate Christmas 2020 with Us!

We wish you all a Merry Christmas!
We are making the service available from Christmas Eve at midday until the end of Christmas Day so you can sing along to all great carols as you prepare for the big day.

As our regulars will know, on the Friday before Christmas the Fishermen’s Museum usually hosts a Carol Service. This is always a well attended evening with mulled wine, mince pies and plenty of singing! We always enjoy this special evening and know that this tradition is important to many of you in the Old Town. 

Because this year has been ‘different’ we had to get our thinking caps on…  we discussed all different ways we could bring a live event to you safely and decided it wasn’t really an option this year. So we fell back on our archive and discovered this gem from the year 2000! A touching snippet of nostalgia for seeing out a rough year.


 Back in 2000 this Carol Service was recorded on video tape then transferred to DVD so please forgive the wobbles and the less than HD sound quality! We wonder if any of you can spot yourselves? Let us know if you do! There is a downloadable order of service from that year so you know what is going on. You can also pick up a printed version from the museum.  Let’s celebrate Christmas 2020 together!

Printing Version -Carol-Service-2000

Viewing Version of Carol Service 2000

Please help us by donating any amount you can, we really do appreciate your support.


The year 2000 was also significant for us as we had the, then, newly commissioned millennium stained glass  panel by Alan Wright installed, celebrating fishing and its community and St Nicholas the patron saint of fishermen, sailors and shipping.

Heritage Open Days 2020 – Hidden Nature PowerPoint Presentation


If you have enjoyed this presentation for Heritage Open Days, and you are able, please support us in these uncertain times

Thank you.

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Temporary External Exhibition – Bringing the Inside Out

 As our opening hours are brief at the moment and we haven’t been able to create a new exhibition for you this year we have decided to make this previous exhibition available externally. 

If you’ve enjoyed viewing please consider making a donation, for any amount, even a £1!

Thank you everyone for supporting us in these difficult times. We hope we can return to some kind of proper normal soon.

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:


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