Discover the past via the local studies room at Hastings Museum & Art Gallery
The local history study room at Hastings Museum & Art Gallery is reopening in September for a full autumn season.
Every Wednesday from 1 September until 15 December you can book a free two-hour research visit. You can use this time to access the museum's local studies collections of books, directories, maps, newspaper cuttings, photographs and local interest journals and magazines for your own research.
Cllr Paul Barnett, lead councillor for Regeneration and Culture, said,
"The local history collections at the Museum are such a wonderful free resource and it's great to see the local studies room reopening. There are so many memories of Hastings and St Leonards to revisit, and evidence of life in the past to discover. The collections are available to residents and researchers alike, so anyone can find out more about the history of our wonderful town."
You can book a free two-hour session on Wednesdays, 10.30am-12.30pm or 2-4pm. The museum also asks that you get in touch before your visit to make sure the materials you would like to see are available. To book go to the museum's website: www.hmag.org.uk/collections/research or call the museum during opening hours (Thursday-Sunday 10am-5pm) on 01424 451052.