Thursday – Sunday, 11am – 5pm. Unless you are a Hastings Contemporary member, we recommend booking your tickets before arriving at the gallery.



Hastings Contemporary Members

Visitors who are disabled or carers (proof of PIP/carer status required)
During Ignition: The Exhibition 8 October 2021 – 27 February 2022

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

Further Education Students, Unemployed (proof required)

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 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.

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Education Futures Trust is excited to be partnering with Hastings Contemporary to open ‘The Drift’, a community café encapsulating ‘the art of community’.

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.

As part of a commitment to minimising food waste, The Drift uses FareShare products to provide daily specials.

This new and ground-breaking partnership started small and is gradually building to provide a full menu. Gallery members and visitors can choose from a menu including quality coffee, handmade cakes, and a range of light savoury dishes.

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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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