Hastings Fishermen's Museum
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
There are old photographs, paintings, nets, and other historic paraphernalia associated with the history of fishing along the Sussex coast.
Among the most interesting exhibits is a 14 foot scale model of the 1522 ship Henri Grace A Dieu. Beside the museum are several large net stores. These large sheds, painted black, are unique to Hastings. They were used to hang fishing nets after use to allow the nets to dry.
The museum has a variety of local history books, pamphlets, and postcards for sale. Even some of the exhibited paintings can be purchased.
The museum is set in the historic Old Town area of Hastings.
Our family, with children aged 6 and 12, enjoyed the Fisherman's Museum greatly. The children were fascinated with the scale model boats, and loved the opportunity to climb all over the old lugger. Thumbs up.
About Hastings Fishermen's Museum
Address: Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings, East Sussex, England, TN34 3DW
Attraction Type: Museum
Location: On the seafront. Lots of paid parking is available at the very end of Rock-a-Nore Road, a short stroll away. Admission by donation.
Website: Hastings Fishermen's Museum
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Hastings Museum - 1.1 miles (Museum)
Bexhill Museum - 5.5 miles (Museum)
Battle Abbey - 6.2 miles (Abbey)
Battle Museum - 6.6 miles (Museum)
Winchelsea Court Hall Museum - 6.9 miles (Museum)
Brede High Woods - 7 miles (Countryside)
Camber Castle - 8.2 miles (Castle)
Lamb House - 8.9 miles (Historic Building)
Nearest Accommodation to Hastings Fishermen's Museum:
Nearest Self Catering Cottages
Nearest Bed and Breakfasts
Nearest Tourist Information Centre ('as the crow flies')
Hastings (Queens Square)
Tourist Information Centre
Muriel Matters House
Tel: 01424 451 111