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 Westfield vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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Hastings Fishermen's Museum Reviews
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  • August 18, 2017
    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 »
  • August 16, 2017
    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 »
  • August 16, 2017
    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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  • Great for something free to do, lots of interesting things to look at and learn. We were on holiday here so that was our reason for visiting. My daughter however was not at all interested.. maybe more for adults than children.
  • Well worth a look around interesting facts interactive pieces too and rather than a charge for entry a donation is quite fitting but don't be tight or we loss out on old heritage 😁
  • Quite interesting little museum - free to enter but has a donations box if you wish to donate.
  • It's not big but it is huge on information about the fishermen of Hastings. There is no entry fee so please leave a donation (with Gift Aid if you can) so this rich source of history can continue to flourish. Well worth a visit especially if it's raining!
  • Nice little display worth popping your head in to look

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