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Hastings Fishermen's Museum

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Address: Rock-A-Nore Rd, Hastings TN34 3DW, England
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Local history of interest toeveryone

History of Hastings fishing fleet. Interesting and well presented. Something for all ages to learn with hands on and close up exhibits .

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

History of Hastings fishing fleet. Interesting and well presented. Something for all ages to learn with hands on and close up exhibits .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Always pop in when in Hastings, I've been coming here for years. Run by volunteers this super Free museum gives you an insight as to the risks and work involved in sea fishing. The centre piece boats still is there for people to sit in and get a feel of sea fishing. You can find out about the ' Winkle... More 

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had taken my young grandson to see the fishes at the adjacent Blue Reef Aquarium and stumbled across the fascinating museum as we walked back to the car. Admission is free but it would be nothing less than good manners to drop a small donation in the barrel on the way out. I was particularly interested in the full... More 

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Deal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I haven't been here since I was a kid. And the big old fishing boat was still the central exhibit. Lots and lots of exhibits and information detailing the fishing history of Hastings. We enjoyed learning about the Winkle Club. Well worth a visit and entrance is free, although they do have a box for donations.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting a cold, with rain day so not too many people around so could take your time and see everything and no entry but did put 5 pound donation to help keep it running

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit if you are in the old town of Hastings. Set in the real fishing part of the town the museum is small but filled with fascinating artefacts, history and stories of the times. Get aboard a real small fishing boat and sniff in the atmosphere.

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A free museum, please leave a donation, great model ships, wonderful photos and stories of local fisherman e en a fishing boat to climb on. Loved it

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a calm place with lots to learn I went with my school when I was young and the boat is very fun to stand on

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Castlemaine, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Lots of Hastings history packed into a small place dominated by a large fishing boat, which you can board to get a feel of life on the fishing vessel. This museum gave an incredible insight into the lives of the fishermen who worked out of Hastings - and this, surprisingly, all for free. Lots of old fishermen's yarns, photos and... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We were just walking past and saw the museum and popped in. It is in the old fisher mans Church, a lovely building. It is crammed full of photos, and artefacts. So much information and history it is amazing. You can see how the seafront has changed over the years, the importance of fishing to the area and the dangerous... More 

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