In line with national restrictions, Hastings Contemporary is currently closed.
We will reopen Thursday 3 December (restrictions permitting)
OPENING HOURS (From 3 December)
Hastings Contemporary and Boatyard restaurant: Thursday – Sunday, 11am – 4pm
Boatyard Restaurant only: Monday, 11am – 4pm, Friday and Saturday evenings, 5:30 – 10pm
CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS
Thursday 24 December: CLOSED Friday 25 December: CLOSED
Saturday 26 December: CLOSED Sunday 27 December: CLOSED Monday 28 December: Boatyard restaurant open 11am – 4pm, galleries closed
Normal opening hours (as listed above) resume from Thursday 31 December
All details listed here are subject to change in line with national and local guidance surrounding covid-19. Please note that tickets are not yet available for booking.
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Our online shop is open! To browse original artwork by Sir Quentin Blake and a selection of our other items, visit our online shop here. We are adding new stock all the time, so check back regularly for Christmas gift ideas, decorations, and exclusive locally-made items.
All shop profits support Hastings Contemporary.
All tickets including gallery entry for Hastings Contemporary members must be booked in advance. Please ensure you have a ticket before arriving at the gallery. Tickets can be booked here:
Please note that Hastings Contemporary is currently closed to visitors.
Hastings Contemporary Members
Children (16 and under)
Up to four children free with an adult ticket
£9.00* / £8.00
Senior (60 and over)
£8.00* / £7.00
Disabled, Further Education Students, Unemployed
Free entry to carers supporting disabled visitors
Hastings Borough Council Residents
Please bring proof of address.
Art Fund Members
£4.50* / £4.00
Tickets must be booked in advance.
*Ticket price includes a voluntary donation which enables the gallery to claim Gift Aid on the whole amount
Find us at:
Hastings TN34 3DW
Ways to travel:
Check our our page on Good Journey to plan your car-free journey: https://www.goodjourney.org.uk/attractions/hastings-contemporary/
Regular trains run from London Victoria and London Charing Cross, Brighton, and Ashford International to Hastings, with fast route options.
To find out more or to book your journey, visit www.southeasternrailway.co.uk
The gallery is a 15-20 minute walk from Hastings railway station and easily accessible from the historic Old Town of Hastings.
There are cycle paths running along the beachfront that will take you west towards St. Leonards and Bexhill. Cycle racks are available on the Stade.
BY CAR OR BUS
The closest car parks are Rock-a-Nore Road, The Bourne and Pelham Place. For more information about car parking tariffs nearby, please see the Hastings Borough Council website
Stagecoach runs regular services from nearby towns and villages. From Hastings railway station you can take the 20 or 100 bus to the Stade.
There is a taxi rank at Hastings station. The five-minute journey to the gallery costs about £5. For taxis from the gallery, feel free to ask staff at the front desk for assistance.
Did you know that up to four children can visit the gallery for free with every adult ticket purchased?
Boatyard offers a children’s menu, high chairs, and are happy to heat up bottles.
Baby changing facilities are located on the first floor.
Ask a member of staff about buggy storage.
We are a Breastfeeding Friendly venue.
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.
- The gallery has a lift to the upper floor galleries and café and an accessible toilet on the ground floor
- Two wheelchairs are available for visitors. Please let us know when you book your visit if you would like to use one
- We have lightweight, portable stools available for visitors
- Large print labels are available. Please ask at the front desk
- Hastings Contemporary is a Dementia Friendly Venue
- Assistance dogs are welcome. We are sorry, but other dogs are not allowed in the gallery
If you would like to speak to a member of staff about your visit, please call +44(0)1424 728377 or email email@example.com
Boatyard at Hastings Contemporary is a modern restaurant and café-bar with a focus on sustainable food and drink.
Boatyard is run by Farmyard founders Kate and Ben O’ Norum – whose backgrounds include street food, natural wines, journalism, and environmental development – alongside head chef Nick Leonard.
Boatyard is open 11am-4pm, Thursday – Sunday for gallery ticket holders.
Boatyard is also open on Mondays 11am – 4pm and Saturday evenings 5.30pm – 10pm. The exhibition spaces are closed at these times. Booking for Boatyard is advised. From Friday 16 October Boatyard will also be open on Friday evenings 5.30pm – 10pm.
A sample lunch menu may be viewed here. (subject to change)
Images: ©Lens & Pixel.
Hastings Contemporary’s gallery spaces, café and balcony are available to hire for private and corporate events and photo shoots.
If you are planning a special birthday, anniversary, remembrance event or wedding reception and are tempted by world-class artworks and architecture, the best views in town, and superb sustainable catering from Boatyard, we would be delighted to host.
For more information or a quote, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0)1424 728377. Gallery Members enjoy a 10% discount on hire. All hire arrangements are subject to current COVID-19 restrictions.
Image R: ©Farmyard. Image L: ©Farmyard
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.
To see a selection of our products, you can visit our online shop here.
All shop profits help to support Hastings Contemporary.
View our returns policy here.
We rely on ticket sales to keep going, so please consider a donation to help us continue to inspire our local and creative communities.
All donations are gratefully received. Thank you.
Hastings Contemporary membership starts at £27
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