Wednesday – Sunday & bank holidays, 11am – 5pm

£9 with Gift Aid, £8 without

£8 with Gift Aid, £7 without

Art Fund
£4.50 with Gift Aid, £4 without

Children under 18

Local residents (TN34, TN35, TN37, TN38)

Disabled & carers (with PIP or carer status)

Students & unemployed

Gift Aid: the ticket price includes a £1 voluntary donation, allowing 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 and Priory Meadow car park. Please note that during the summer Hastings can be very busy and parking may be difficult to find.

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.


Southeastern operate frequent trains to and from Hastings with the journey taking under two hours from central London. Hastings Contemporary is a short 15 minute walk from the station.

Southeastern offer a variety of ticket options and fares to suit your travel needs.


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.

You can see our Equality & Diversity Policy here

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Education Futures Trust partners with Hastings Contemporary to run The Drift, a community café encapsulating ‘the art of community’. Gallery members and visitors can choose from a menu including quality coffee, handmade cakes, and a range of light savoury dishes. The Drift provides a safe working environment for adults and young people who, with the support of Education Futures Trust staff, are learning new skills, gaining valuable experience, and unlocking their potential

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The Hastings Contemporary shop showcases a wide range of gifts, inspired by our programme of world-class exhibitions and the gallery’s coastal location. We take pride in supporting over 25 local artists and makers, featuring unique collections of ceramics, homeware, toys, jewellery, accessories, prints and cards. Our shop is also the only specialist art bookshop in the town, focusing on modern and contemporary British art. We constantly work to develop our selection of gifts, books, and art materials. Every purchase directly supports the work of Hastings Contemporary. You don’t have to visit the gallery to browse our shop. Visit our online shop via our website to find a selection of items, as well as exclusively available original artworks by Sir Quentin Blake.

Visit our online shop.

All shop profits help to support Hastings Contemporary.

View our returns policy here.

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