History House reopening

Inside History House

Put August 1st in your diaries! From 1st August to 9th August the doors will be open from 11am to 4pm everyday as it will be Old Town Carnival Week. There will be an exhibition from the Hastings Local History group ‘Artists in Hastings’ and Bygone of Hastings Carnivals

We are opening 18th July 2pm-5pm!


We are finally opening this Saturday, 18th July and Sunday 19th July 2pm-5pm. Please come and support us, we need you! 



We’re Good To Go which means you can be certain that the Hastings Fishermen’s Museum is following government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, has a Risk Assessment in place and a process to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing. 

Your visit to the museum will be a little different at the moment while we work through this transition period.  

  • For the time being access to the boat will be restricted 
  • And our film corner won’t be live to prevent people gathering in that small area. However we have made these available to watch on our website https://www.ohps.org.uk/gallery-film-corner-online/ 

We have implemented a few changes around the museum to help make your visit as comfortable as possible for you and for our staff:

  • Firstly, we ask, please postpone your visit if you have any symptoms of a cough, sneezing or generally feeling unwell, however mild (Please follow this link for further information https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/)
  • We will ask you to wait at the door before entering 
  • Speak to a member of staff to complete a track and trace form* and sanitize hands
  • For everyone’s convenience please follow the floor markings and direction arrows
  • Please use the hand sanitizer provided around the museum
  • There is a Perspex screen at the shop counter 
  • And finally please be kind to staff as these are not our restrictions, they are in place to protect us all and keep this much loved attraction open.

Other than those few things, everything is the same! Everything has been deep cleaned, the floor has been painted and Enterprise has been spruced up to make her last for many more years to come. In short, the museum looks amazing, please come and see us!!

*We would like to record your details to support NHS Test and Trace. This information will only be used where necessary to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The information will be held securely on this form in the office and will be shredded after the required 21 days.

GDPR allows us to request contact information from staff and visitors and share it with NHS Test and Trace to support public health and safety. It will not be used for other purposes, including marketing, profiling, analysis or other purposes unrelated to contact tracing.



A few photos to show how we’re looking.


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 https://www.facebook.com/pg/fishermensmuseum/posts/ 

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 ohpswalks@gmail.com or stadewalks@gmail.com for Museum and History House please contact ohpscontact@gmail.com


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 ohpscontact@gmail.com, hastingsfishermensmuseum@googlemail.com, stadewalks@gmail.com or ohpswalks@gmail.com 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: 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/