Hastings Museum – Bohemia Road

Bored, nothing on the telly? Time to visit Hastings Museum Bohemia Road again. Always lots to see and have just spent an enjoyable afternoon looking around. I can’t believe some people have never visited it.

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Jim Breeds… It’s a brilliant place! Went there this year for the first time in decades. Two times actually. Bumped into Andre the second time. 🙂

Sarah Harvey…. I have a confession to make Alan…. I have never visited the museum and I have lived in this wonderful town all my life. *Hangs head in Shame* ……. but an error doesn’t become a mistake until you refuse to correct it, and what a wonderful thing to correct it when I have a spare day on Friday! 🙂

Jim Breeds… Outside that window 🙂

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Andre Martin… Sarah that is being very honest, no need to hang your head – if you make it on a Wednesday I am usually around in the local studies room between 10.00am-4.00pm, it would be great to see you

Jane Hartley…  I’ve been to the museum twice this year. School art exhibition and WW1.

Yvonne Cleland… You could make a day of it and visit Bexhill Museum as well, Sarah 🙂

Alan Esdaile… If you have not been before Sarah, allow a couple of hours as loads to see. I’ve always been fascinated by the story of ‘Grey Owl’. Let me know how you get on.

Sarah Harvey… I read the story of Grey Owl and also found it equally fascinating Alan but then again anything to do with Hastings and its environs is fascinating to me….. sounds like I have a history day ahead of me!

Andre Martin… That is a very good piece of thinking as both museums compliment each other in their style, presentation and content – I would agree that could be a very good day spent looking at our past, it really is fascinating.

Eric Cawthraw… It has been a couple of years since I last went – it as an exhibition I seem to remember. The building has quite a history, particularly the ‘India Room’ – sorry, that it probably the wrong name, but those who know the building will know what I’m on about. Perhaps some one in the group can put some more info on site in this respect. It is a wonderful facility – there are exhibits even older than our bunch of SMART dinosaurs! I’m sure one of my relatives – duly stuffed, is on show. EC

Jim Breeds… The Durbar Hall is it’s name 🙂 It was built in 1886 for the Indian and Colonial Exhibition in South Kensington and brought down from there by the Brasseys.

John Storer… I remember going on a class trip to the museum (the only time I ever went) when I was at Sandown. We went specifically to see a brown plate …. am sure there was a very good reason at the time, but it escapes me now!