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Smugglers Adventure, Hastings

(3.4/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
Uncover the underbelly of Hastings by joining Smugglers Adventure, a guided tour that digs into the underground history of cave smuggling in the area. Visit local caves and hear stories of local smugglers, bootleggers, and gangs that used secret tunnels and taverns to hide their activity in the 18th century. Enjoy interactive exhibits, dramatic recreations, and lifesize characters that, combined, bring history to life in a fun and relatable way. Plan your visit to Smugglers Adventure and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Hastings trip itinerary planner.
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  • We visited this place on a school trip with teenagers who really enjoyed the visit. The place is original, filled with history and present an original and fun way. Also suitable for children. On the other hand, the ruins of the castle of Hastings were closed and as we could not visit them it was quite disappointing.
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  • A lovely experience for children, plenty of spookiness with the waxwork models and interactive things to do in the dark chambers and tunnels! Plenty of historical information about how smuggling was a...  more »
  • We had loads of fun at smugglers adventure. It was our 1st visit there. I booked the tickets online where it was discounted so worth prebooking. The place is a little shabby and does need some investm...  more »
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  • Interesting to see the old caves, a few fun moments on the tour especially as it was empty. Could do with an update pretty sure the computer games were at least 15 years old but might be older. Don't touch the ropes or ideally anything, it stinks. There is meant to be a screening but not sure if they still do this as they didn't bother for us. Half the bulbs or projectors in the place have stopped working. You may be better off going elsewhere.
  • Great atmosphere walking through the caves went on a hot day so it was quite cool down there. Lots of interesting facts about the smuggling in the area. Apart from about 5 other people who went through quite quickly it was just me walking through most of it on my own which is quite creepy down there which for me really added something although I could imagine it would scare some of the younger kids. Staff were ok but did not seem over interested and around the film area felt rushed out by the man there although he did come the find me to tell me the film was starting. But overall would recommend going
  • Great experience. The museum is interactive, informative and well-kept. Price is reasonable and the staff friendly. Definitely a must see if you visit Hastings.
  • I love this place! Very interactive, intresting and engaging for all: kids and adults!
  • Great little tour, there is quite a few places of being able to get to it, for those adrenaline junkies can take the hill and stairs to the top!