How to find us

Travel by Car

Travel links to Hastings are fairly straight forward and you can follow the A259  and look for the museum, aquarium and art gallery signs as we are all along Rock-a-Nore Road!

Off Street Parking – Rock-a-Nore Car Park

All day parking is possible in our two main car parks:

 Rock-a-Nore which is a rough surface car park located behind the museum on the beach at the eastern end of Hastings seafront. During the summer months and times of town events this carpark can get full early on in the day. Please check before you drive down the road as there is only one road to exit by.This large car park services the majority of visitor parking for the Old Town and is adjacent to most of the facilities in this historic part of Hastings.

The car park charging method is Pay and Display and there are 6 machines located in the car park that take coins or Debit Card or the Parking app RinGo.

Other Information

Charging period: 24 hours/7 days a week
No access to car park between 22.00 hrs and 07.00 hrs
There is a barrier height restriction of  2.2 meters (7′ 2″)

For a map of alternative Off-Street Car parks in Hastings please click here.

If this car park is full the Pelham Place carpark is a short walk away, further along the seafront, 

On-Street parking  is also available but there is a maximum period and can be expensive.

Disabled Parking

There are 15 disabled parking spaces in Rock-a-Nore and 18 disabled spaces in Pelham Place car park.

Travelling by Bus

Stagecoach bus company runs regular services from nearby towns and villages. From Hastings railway station you can take the 20 or 20A bus to the Stade.

Travelling by Rail

There are regular train services that run from London Charing Cross to Hastings. Direct trains to Hastings run twice an hour from Brighton and Ashford International. Hastings Station is situated 0.8miles from the Hastings Fishermen’s Museum. It is a 15-20 minute walk from Hastings railway station, a 10 minute bus ride or there are taxis at the station. Hastings has good rail links throughout East and West Sussex and London. For more information on train times and prices visit:  National Rail

Cycling or Walking

Cycle or walk along the seafront to Rock-a-Nore Road head for the black “Net Shops” and fishing boats that form our external  exhibition space and you’ll find us. 

We hope to see you soon!