Hastings Fishermen's Museum, Hastings

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Hastings Fishermen's Museum resides in the original “Fisherman’s Church” of Hastings--the town changed it in the 1950s to commemorate the long maritime history of the area. Nestled inside the simple mission church, the museum is filled with photos and artifacts of the sea, including shells, nets, and life-size boat models. Stop and watch the video about the trials and dangers of the fisherman’s life. The small museum is volunteer-run, free, and built entirely on the pride of the town’s seafaring history. To plan Bexhill-on-Sea vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • We loved the fishing museum. Littering around reading up on local legends. Next door is the shipwreck museum too. Great way to pass the time if you're on a budget as it's free with donations, so give ...  more »
  • Free museum with great old photos of the fishermen and their family and moving onto modern day with video of lifeboat rescue. Each time we visit I find another interesting gem about this community of ...  more »
  • I believe this must be the tiniest museum that I've ever been to in my whole life! It's basically one room, with a fishing boat in the middle which occupies most of it. But there are informative displ...  more »
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  • I was pleasantly surprised by this little gem of a museum. Focused around the boat Enterprise, which fills the main room, there is a surprising wealth of information available in bite size chunks. I could have spent much longer in here than I had time for. The gentleman manning the gift shop was very informative and polite in answering all of our questions.
  • Small but really interesting. They have a range of exhibits and as someone who volunteers at my local museum I was most impressed by their innovative ways of displaying their artefacts.
  • This is such a lovely little musrun dominated by the huge boat in the middle such they had to take the wall down to get it in,It's packed with loads of model boats and other fishing artefacts from years gone by,all set amongst the interesting old fishing huts and boats opposite the Hastings west cliff railway
  • Interesting story about the history of fishing at Hastings. Good display of models and artefacts, even an actual fishing boat you can climb aboard. Kept kids attention for about 30 minutes so not bad. Could spend longer if reading all the descriptions and stories but then kids might start getting bored.
  • Nice little museum. Spended ~20min. Entry is free.

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