All events at the History House unless stated
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Daily10-5pm Please note from 1st Nov we revert to winter hours 11-4pmFishermen's MuseumExhibition - Hastings Net Shops – Why They Are Unique
Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun when staff available. Closed Sundays11-4pm (times dependant on volunteers)History HouseExhibitions, enquiries, book sales.
current exhibition -The Bayeux Tapestry and The Story of the Hastings Embroidery
Old Town WalkMon 14th OctoberOHPSMeet 2.30pm at the TOP Station of the West Hill Lift N.B. the lift is out of order at the time of writing so please make an allowance for this contact Regular walks resume in May
Stade Walks11amFMOct 12th/13th & Nov 23rd/24th Meet at the Fishermen's Museum
In Hastings Week12pm and 4pmHistory HouseThe Hastings Embroidery a presentation on DVD
Thurs 21st -Sat 23rd Nov11-4pmHistory House Book Sale – good quality secondhand books for sale
Sat 23rd - Sun 24th NovAll DayHBCHerring Fair on the Stade
Thurs 5th December11-4pmHistory HouseDirectory Day – research in our collection of Street Directories
Sat 7th December5.30pmHistory HouseAn Exploration of Hastings Entertainments– tickets include seasonal refresh. Contact 01424 424744 for ticket details -
Fri 20th DecemberDoors open 6.30pm for a prompt 7pm startFMCome and join us for our annual Christmas celebration with a traditional carol service with readings, prayers and of course carols. To help lubricate those vocal chords, mulled wine and mince pies will be available, donations welcomed.
Weekly Weds10.30 – 12.00HAARGDiscussion group. Evening meetings 7.30 on 2nd Weds of the month
1st Tues of the Month & 3rd Tues 7.30 – 10.30HLHGBoth the monthly meetings of Hastings Local History group are now at the History House.
Weekly Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun.Close Sundays in Jan.11-4pmOHPSHistory House Open- exhibitions, enquiries, book sales.
Group bookings for walksTo SuitOHPSFMStade Guided Walks contact 01424461446.
Group Talks AvailableOHPS/Cemetery Contact Anne Scott see below.
Fishermen’s Museum – contact Jan Sellers – see below
Tuesdays starting May 20192.30pmOHPSOld Town Guided Walks -= Meet at the TOP of the West Hill Lift (there being two lifts)
Visit for updates on local heritage events
Stade and Old Town Guided Walks schedule coming to an end for 2019

Planning Matters

The new arrangements for consultation on new applications means that we do not get sent weekly lists. You can see at

Good quality second hand books wanted for our book sale

Contact details

OHPS – Old Hastings Preservation Society Anne Scott 01424 427718, Ian Porter 01424 812662, History House 01424 424744. 

Fishermen’s Museum  Shipkeeper Jan Sellers Tel:  01424 461446 

Friends of Hastings Cemetery,  Hastings Cemetery contact 01424 427718,

HAARGHastings Area Archaeological Research Group, prospective members welcome. Contact Lynn/Kevin 01424 812092

HLHG – Hastings Local History Group – prospective members welcome to attend a session. Brian Lawes 01424 437253

HSTLS-Hastings and St Leonards Society 

HRFHS Hastings and Rother Family History Society. Linda Smith 437493 email