Queer History Trail Map: Hastings Museum & Art Gallery

Queer History Trail Map: Hastings Museum & Art Gallery

Get ready for an unforgettable journey through LGBTQIA+ history with the Queer History Trail Map, produced and curated by the Hastings Queer History Collective.

This highly anticipated map is now available for pickup exclusively at the Hastings Museum & Art Gallery and to download online.

Featuring objects selected by the Collective, this captivating walking trail invites you to discover a fascinating array of LGBTQIA+ histories in the Hastings Museum and Art Gallery collection.

Prepare to be captivated as you embark on a self-guided tour through the Museum exploring the triumphs, trials, and tribulations of our vibrant community’s cultural contributions…

Discover the journeys of queer aristocracy such as Anne Lister and Derek Jarman, as they ventured to the south coast.

Uncover the debaucherous lineage of William the Conqueror, an unexpected twist in the historical narrative.

Witness the power of taxidermy as it has preserved the queer order of things throughout the centuries.

Pick up the Queer History Trail Map and celebrate the colourful tapestry of LGBTQIA+ heritage in the Hastings Museum and Art Gallery Collection!

The Hastings Queer History Collective are a group of dedicated volunteers committed to collecting, preserving, and sharing the queer history of Hastings and the surrounding area.

Formed in early 2020 to enhance the visibility of queer history embedded in HMAG’s collections their aim is to create a more inclusive and accepting community for everyone.

The Queer History Map is funded by Hastings Museum and Art Gallery with support from Home Live Art, EJ Scott (museum of Transology) and the Esmee Fairbairn Collections Fund, delivered by the Museums Association.

If you are interested in finding out more about the collective, or would like to join, please email Hannah.

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