Queer Tour of Hastings Museum & Art Gallery

Queer Tour of Hastings Museum & Art Gallery

Saturday 20 August
Hastings Museum, TN34 1ET
11am | Free, booking essential 

To celebrate Hastings Pride, Hastings Museum & Art Gallery is getting its collection out of the closet.

Join our Queer History Collective for a look at some of Hastings’ gayest hidden stories.

From the diary entries of jaunts to the south coast by queer aristocracy including Anne Lister and Derek Jarman…

To William the Conqueror’s very own debaucherous linage…

To intersex ceramics…

To the all-telling taxidermy that for centuries, has preserved the queer natural order of things…

This amble down Hasting’s queer history lane is sure to put the place on the pink history map, once and for all.

So book your free ticket, pack your stick of rock and be sure to bring along your own fertile rumours for the Queer History Collective’s outing of the collection during Hastings Pride Celebrations, 2022.

About this project

Working collaboratively with E-J Scott (Founder of the Museum of Transology), Home Live Art and the Hastings Museum & Art Gallery Team, the Hastings Queer History Collective are researching, writing and designing the first ever queer history museum map and tour in Hastings Museum & Art Gallery due to be launched in February 2022.

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.

  • When Saturday 20 August
  • Time 11am
  • Where Hastings Museum and Art Gallery

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