Hastings & St. Leonards on-line community newspaper
Hastings & St Leonards Museum Association members

Hastings & St Leonards Museum Association members

Hastings Museum welcomes donations to its collection

Hastings Museum and Art Gallery is celebrating it’s 125th Anniversary this summer, with an exhibition running from 24 June to 10 September. The museum is still happy to receive donations from people – from locally and wider afield.

Hastings Borough Council’s museums committee, which meets quarterly and is made up of councillors and volunteers, was pleased to accept donations of some interesting items at its recent meeting.

Cllr Kim Forward, the council’s deputy leader and lead member for regeneration and culture said: “I would like to thank the volunteers who sit on the committee, and who are Hastings & St Leonards Museum Association members, for their continued passion and commitment.

“Amongst the recent donations was an old guidebook of Hastings sent to the museum from Germany by the granddaughter of the original owner who bought it on a visit to Hastings in the 1890s!

“We also received a copy of some byelaws regulating the employment of children in Hastings from 1913 and several children’s evacuation leaflets and labels from World War 2.

“We are lucky to receive so many interesting items and thank those who have donated and who continue to donate items. It shows what a rich history we have in the town.”

Each donor receives a certificate of thanks as recognition for their contribution.

Hastings Museum and Art Gallery: celebrating 125 years.

Posted 14:48 Sunday, Jun 25, 2017 In: Community Arts

1 Comment

Please read our comment guidelines before posting on HOT
  1. Bruce Nicol

    Ref: Donation 2015.68 by Bruce Nicol
    I wonder if the Language Converter has ever been displayed ? I did inquire once, but nobody seemed to know where it was.

    Before electronic translating machines came to the market place, Texas Instruments took this Learning Aid seriously enough to show an interest in what was an attempt to display the mechanical aspect of language to schoolchildren with special needs, and was a decisive step in the development of lincolingo, and the Hastings series of educational games.

    Comment by Bruce Nicol — Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018 @ 11:55

Leave a comment

Also in: Community Arts

More HOT Stuff

    HOT is run by volunteers but has overheads for hosting and web development. Support HOT!


    Advertise your business or your event on HOT for as little as £20 per month
    Find out more…


    If you like HOT and want to keep it sustainable, please Donate via PayPal. It’s easy!


    Do you want to write, proofread, edit listings or help sell advertising? then contact us

  • Subscribe to HOT