MuseumSights and activitiesHastings Fishermen’s Museum

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The Hastings Fishermen’s Museum is housed in a former church by the waterfront in the Old Town. It has displays that include fishing tackle, model ships and historic photographs.

What to see at the Hastings Fishermen’s Museum

The museum is housed in the Gothic Revival-style St Nicholas’ Church on Rock-a-Nore Road in Hastings’ Old Town.

Hastings has been a fishing town since Saxon times and the museum’s exhibits highlight the work, life and culture of Hastings’ local fishermen and the history of the town’s fishing industry.

The museum has an eclectic range of exhibits that include the sailing lugger Enterprise and a suit of winkle shells that was worn by the Winkle King.

There are also displays about the history of fishing vessels and the role of local fishermen during the Dunkirk evacuation.

Visiting the Hastings Fishermen’s Museum

The Hastings Fishermen’s Museum is housed in the former St Nicholas’ Church on Rock-a-Nore Road in Hastings’ old town near the lower station of the East Cliff Hill Railway.

Admission to the museum is free but donations are appreciated and it is open a couple of hours longer during the warmer months.

If you enjoyed visiting this museum, you may also want to visit the Brighton Fishing Museum.

Allow up to an hour to visit the museum.

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