Hastings Contemporary will reopen on Thursday, 27 May 2021.

Opening hours and booking information will follow soon.


Hastings Contemporary Members

Disabled, Further Education Students, Unemployed (proof required)
Free entry to carers supporting disabled visitors

Children (16 and under)
Up to four children go free with any adult ticket

Hastings Borough Council Residents (TN34, TN35, TN37, TN38)
Please bring proof of address.

Adult £9.00* / £8.00

Senior (60+) £8.00* / £7.00

Art Fund Members
£4.50* / £4.00

*Gift Aid: the ticket price includes a voluntary donation, which enables Hastings Contemporary to claim Gift Aid on the whole amount


Hastings Contemporary
Rock-a-Nore Road
Hastings TN34 3DW

+44 (0)1424 728377


Visit our page on Good Journey to plan your car-free journey to Hastings Contemporary.


Car parks
Our nearest car parks are Rock-a-Nore Road, The Bourne and Pelham Place. For more information about local car parks and parking tariffs, see Hastings Borough Council’s website

There is a taxi rank at Hastings station. The five-minute journey to the gallery costs about £5. To book taxis from the gallery, please ask staff at the front desk for assistance.


Gallery admission is free for up to four children per adult ticket.

Baby changing facilities are located on the first floor.

Ask a member of staff about buggy storage.

We are a Breastfeeding Friendly venue.

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Hastings Contemporary strives to champion equality for D/deaf, disabled and neurodiverse people, ensuring that they have equal access to our work, services and physical spaces.

There is a lift between the ground and first floor spaces and an accessible toilet on the ground floor.

Two wheelchairs are available – please let us know when you book your visit if you would like to use one.

Lightweight portable stools are available.

Large print labels are available – please ask at the front desk.

We are a Dementia Friendly venue.

Assistance dogs are welcome. We are sorry, but other dogs are not allowed in the gallery.

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Gallery Cafe

Boatyard Hastings is moving

Boatyard will not be reopening at Hastings Contemporary.

Everybody at Hastings Contemporary would like to thank Boatyard Hastings for being such a wonderful addition to the gallery.

We wish Kate, Ben and the team the very best for the future as they find a new home for Boatyard.

For more about food, wine, home deliveries and all things Boatyard/Farmyard/Homeyard, follow the team on social media @BoatyardHastings or email

Hastings Contemporary looks forward to making an announcement about our cafe very soon.

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You don’t have to be visiting the gallery to browse our shop.

We are the only specialist art bookshop in Hastings, stocking a good selection of books relating to the history of Modern British and contemporary art, art theory, and guides for personal artistic practice, as well as children’s books. We also stock exhibition catalogues, exclusive locally-made items and a selection of design-led homewares, gifts and accessories. New stock is added regularly.

We also have original artworks by Sir Quentin Blake for sale exclusively via our online shop.

All shop profits help to support Hastings Contemporary.

View our returns policy here.

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