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Hastings Fishermen's Museum
0.16km from Hastings Contemporary
The Hastings Fishermen’s Museum is a small independent museum dedicated to the fishing industry and maritime history of Hastings in East Sussex. It opened in 1956 and is now one of the most popular tourist attractions in the town and borough of Hastings. The building, a simple Gothic Revival-style stone chapel, has been listed at Grade II by English Heritage for its architectural and historical importance.
0.18km from Hastings Contemporary
The Shipwreck Museum is an independent charitable Museum set in the historic Old Town of Hastings, UK. The Museum has artefacts from many ships wrecked in the English Channel from the Goodwin Sands in Kent to Pevensey Bay in East Sussex. The museum is open every day May 1 to October 31, from 10 am to 6 pm.
East Hill Lift Upper Station
0.19km from Hastings Contemporary
East Hill Lift, is a funicular railway located in the English seaside town of Hastings. The East Hill Lift provides access to Hastings Country Park which overlooks the Old Town and Rock-a-Nore. It was in the country park that Hastings resident John Logie Baird, the inventor of television, got the inspiration which led to his first TV experiments. The line provides views over The Stade, home to the largest beach-launched fishing fleet in Europe.
Blue Reef Aquarium
0.21km from Hastings Contemporary
You can enjoy an undersea safari at Blue Reef Aquarium. At the aquarium’s heart is a giant ocean display where you can walk through an underwater tunnel and come face to face with shoals of colourful fish. Blue Reef also offers informative, entertaining talks and feeding displays throughout the day so there’s plenty to do during your visit.
0.34km from Hastings Contemporary
Smugglers Adventure is a popular interactive attraction that reveals tales from the smuggling trade’s heyday, when swashbuckling gangs transported contraband goods into Britain through the isolated bays of the Sussex coast. Explore atmospheric underground caves and discover more about the shady goings-on that took place here in the 17th and 18th centuries.
West Hill Lift Funicular Railway
0.38km from Hastings Contemporary
West Hill Lift, is a funicular railway located in the English seaside town of Hastings. It runs largely in the tunnel, and provides access to Hastings Castle and St Clement's Caves from George Street, on the town's seafront. The West Hill overlooks the sea to the south, the Old Town to the east, and the current central business district of Hastings to the west.
0.58km from Hastings Contemporary
Hastings Castle was originally a wooden tower built on top of a man made mound or motte, which was surrounded by an outer courtyard or bailey. The ruins you can see today are only half of the original structure; the castle’s south wall and keep were lost to the sea whilst remains of the east gate and east wall – which served as the foundation for the two towers, can still be seen.
1.31km from Hastings Contemporary
Alexandra Park is a wonderful park which lies within a valley and as such is long and linear. It starts flat and progressively goes up hill towards the north of the town. It has all the attractions for a great day out, from open spaces to run about, a wonderful café, play areas and great walks, ponds and streams, and a unique collection of rare and unusual trees.
1.5km from Hastings Contemporary
Hastings Pier is a national treasure brought back to life. It reimagines the Victorian pleasure pier as a sustainable, flexible platform able to accommodate a broad range of community and commercial uses. It was also the winner of the 2017 RIBA Stirling Prize, the UK’s top architecture award. The structure suffered major storm damage in 1990, and was closed to the public for a time before closing completely in 2008, and 95% destroyed by a fire in 2010.
Hastings Museum & Art Gallery
1.54km from Hastings Contemporary
Hastings Museum & Art Gallery is a family-friendly museum with amazingly diverse collections and it was established over 125 years ago and has always offered people the opportunity to explore art, culture and history from around the world. The early local history gallery recounts the history of the area from prehistory to the Saxons. Local wildlife is displayed in dioramas of different local habitats, and there is a dinosaur gallery.
Hastings Country Park
3.23km from Hastings Contemporary
Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve is the most prestigious area of biodiversity management in the Borough. It is the largest area of public open space in the borough. as well as heritage designations such as scheduled ancient monument. The site is renowned as an area of archaeological importance. The park supported considerable human activity in prehistoric times. Archaeological finds and landmarks date from Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Romano-British, Saxon, Med
7.14km from Hastings Contemporary
Combe Haven Holiday Park is situated in the beautiful Hastings countryside, with breath-taking views over the English Channel. There are a lot of things to do on park for kids big and small, including a heated indoor and outdoor pool with our amazing Space Bowl flume, grab a bow and arrow and go for bullseye in our indoor archery range or for the more creative ones.
Pett Level Beach
7.42km from Hastings Contemporary
A beautiful wild shore characterized by smooth pebbles and a backdrop of cliffs. Take a walk or bike ride here, but remember to wrap up in cold weather, as it's a challenge to ward off the relentless winds. Pett Level beach was the filming location for parts of the video of David Bowie's 1980 number one hit single "Ashes to Ashes." It was one of the iconic location where you can get some calm and beautiful surrounding to relax.
8.39km from Hastings Contemporary
Bexhill is a Sand & shingle beach located near Bexhill in East Sussex. This beach was beautified with by some fantastic pieces of modernist architecture and is home to all of the seaside attractions you associate with a heart-warming day at the beach. One of the beautiful beach where you can spend some nice time with your loved ones.
9.14km from Hastings Contemporary
Egerton Park offers something for everyone from leisurely walks around the lakes to a more vigorous workout at the fitness area. Enjoy a game of tennis on one of the outdoor courts, try your hand at bowls or take a boat out on the lake. Children of all ages will love the play zone with a range of exciting equipment including a zip-wire, climbing unit with treehouse, and sand play area.
9.16km from Hastings Contemporary
Bexhill Museum offers something for everyone from local history and archaeology to fashion and Bexhill’s motor heritage.The unique collections are housed in a distinctive building which combines a traditional Edwardian museum with a modern extension. Main galleries include costume and motor racing heritage as well as local archaeology and history, dinosaurs and fossils, natural history and geology, social history and cultures of other lands, local arts and crafts.
9.97km from Hastings Contemporary
Battle Abbey is a partially ruined Benedictine abbey in Battle, East Sussex, England. The abbey was built on the site of the Battle of Hastings and dedicated to St Martin of Tours. It is a Scheduled Monument. Much of the battlefield became part of the abbey’s great park, which formed the core of a country estate after the abbey’s suppression in 1538.
Sedlescombe Organic Vineyard
11.99km from Hastings Contemporary
Sedlescombe Organic is proud to be the oldest organic and biodynamic certified vineyard in the UK, Est.1979. England's oldest organic wine estate comprising 22 acres organically certified vineyards. An independent business established in 1979 by Roy Cook producing 30,000 bottles of ‘Estate Bottled’ English wine annually.
13.15km from Hastings Contemporary
Camber castle should have been one of Henry VIII’s most celebrated and innovative defensive structures, but, due to the whims of nature, it lies derelict and almost unheard of. It was originally located overlooking the shallow sea on a shingle spit which protected the approach to these towns. Camber Castle once stood on the shoreline of an important estuary guarding access to the major Cinque Port of Rye and the primary anchorage for shipping in the eastern English Channel.
Rye Heritage Centre
14.15km from Hastings Contemporary
Rye Heritage Centre is the home of the ‘Story of Rye’ Town Model Sound and Light Show – a totally unique ‘Son et Lumiere’ style 1:100 scale handbuilt model of Victorian Rye that uses dramatic sound and light effects that brings to life over 700 years of Rye’s rich history and folklore. They are home to one of the UK’s largest collections of working pre-decimal amusement machines in the Old Pier Penny Arcade.
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Rock-a-Nore Rd, Hastings TN34 3DW, UK
Hastings Contemporary is a small, dynamic gallery on the seashore in Hastings showing the best in modern and contemporary art. Set right on the beach of Hastings Old Town, Hastings Contemporary will explore all forms of modern and contemporary art, as well as continuing to champion the medium of painting, for which it has built a strong reputation.