Queer Tour of Hastings Museum & Art Gallery

Queer Tour of Hastings Museum & Art Gallery

Saturday 19 August 2023
Hastings Museum, TN34 1ET
11am – 1pm | Free
Tour duration 30 mins
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Join the Hastings Queer History Collective once again as they bring back their hugely popular museum tours, exclusively for Hastings Pride 2023.

Showcasing objects selected by the Collective and featured in the newly published Queer History Trail Map, this captivating walking tour invites you to discover a fascinating array of LGBTQIA+ histories in the Hastings Museum and Art Gallery collection.

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.

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, 2023.

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 has researched, written and designed the first ever queer history museum map which is available for pickup exclusively at the Hastings Museum & Art Gallery and to download online.

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.

Past Tour dates: Saturday 20 August 2022, February 2023. 

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


  • When Saturday 19 August 2023
  • Time 11am
  • Where Hastings Museum and Art Gallery

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