Join the Hastings Queer History Collective

Join the Hastings Queer History Collective

Hastings Queer History Collective are on a mission to put Hastings’ queer history on the map.

In case you had not heard, LGBTQI+ people have always been here. But can we find any queer history in the museum’s collections?

Join the Hastings Queer History Collective’s next project to help research, write, and design the first ever queer history museum map and tour in the museum.

How to get involved

We will be holding our first session at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery on Wednesday 8 June 2022 from 6-8pm.

If you are interested in joining us for this event or finding out more about how get involved, please email Kasey by Wednesday 6 June at

About this project

Working collaboratively with Home Live Art, E-J Scott (Founder of the Museum of Transology), and the Hastings Museum & Art Gallery Team, over four sessions, participants will help research, write and design the first ever queer history museum map and tour in Hastings Museum & Art Gallery. All sessions are free, no experience required.

Time: 6-8pm
Location: Hastings Museum & Art Gallery
Session dates:
Wednesday 8 June
Wednesday 15 June
Wednesday 22 June
Wednesday 29 June

August (date tbc): Public presentation of findings as part of Hastings Pride week 2022

More about the Collective 

The Hastings Queer History Collective was formed in early 2020 to explore and document the experiences of LGBTQI+ individuals living in and around Hastings and to enrich the social history collection at Hastings Museum & Art Gallery.

The Collective aspires to illuminate the stories of LGBTQI+ people in Hastings, enhancing on a more permanent basis the visibility of the community’s history and experiences within the museum.

Past Projects include the ‘We’re here. We’re queer.’ exhibition at Hastings Museum & Art Gallery, showcasing personal objects related to their lives and wider LGBTQI+ narratives, plus a series of videos created by the collective exploring the history of each object.

Image: ‘What We Leave Behind… and Keep With Us’  by Mother Demdike, taken by Alice Denny

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