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 https://www.facebook.com/pg/fishermensmuseum/posts/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for Museum and History House please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org 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)
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.
Despite the recent storms and the dramatic rescue by our amazing lifeboat crew, we can see the glimmer of spring around the corner!
Check out what we have in store for you up to August: Spring Newsletter and Events
See you soon!
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: https://www.ohps.org.uk/events/
Have you checked out the museum and History House shops for gift ideas? Some gifts can be purchased through the website here: https://www.ohps.org.uk/products-for-sale/products-page/
The last Stade Walks of the season are 23rd & 24th November @ 11am contact details here: https://www.ohps.org.uk/guided-walks/
We will be remembering the loss of the fishing boat Pioneer and three crew on the 1st April 1949 on this the 70th anniversary of the tragedy. We have a two board exhibition in our extension covering the story.
More can be found here; https://friendsofhastingscemetery.org.uk/williamsjf.html
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, email@example.com
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…
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. https://www.ohps.org.uk/net-making-the-hastings-way/
Hastings: Hotbed of Women’s Emancipation – “Miss Matters wasn’t the only suffragette locally – it was something of a hotbed for the movement.” (Pamela Haines)
Unseen Hastings – Pictures from private collections
Open Thurs to Sat 11-4pm throughout January