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Loved seeing the art on display locally and loved it even better that it was free for residents to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hastings, United Kingdom
Fascinating tour.

A very interesting visit to the gallery. Fascinating pictures on display and a good restaurant... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pentti H
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Situated next to the historic fishing beach in Hastings’ picturesque Old Town, the award winning Jerwood Gallery is home to the Jerwood Collection of 20th and 21st century British art, and a diverse temporary exhibition programme.
Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings TN34 3DW, England
+44 1424 728377
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All reviews permanent collection quentin blake modern building british artists large windows cafe upstairs changing exhibitions fishing boats entrance charge old town on display lovely space interesting exhibition nice cafe worth a visit south coast small shop
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I visited on an extremely hot day in August 2018 just intending to go to the cafe to get out of the heat and buy some water and get a coffee. However there were 4 rude staff on reception who insisted - despite my being...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Roam602371
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything is very cool and arty, but an £8 entry fee is outrageous for the work on show. The Jerwood's own collection is fairly interesting, but the temporary exhibitions have never caught my interest, but they are very vogue-ish and right-on. Free shows at Eastbourne's...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank IgnorantBystander
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited when the top floor was closed and we're charged half price £8 But the permanent exhibition was threadbare and unimpressive and a temporary exhibition The Quick and the Dead was without substance. The cafe was good however. When half of the place is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Michael2210
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved seeing the art on display locally and loved it even better that it was free for residents to enter. Enjoyed the Quentin Blake display the most.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MrsBsTravels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very interesting visit to the gallery. Fascinating pictures on display and a good restaurant overlooking the fishing beach.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pentti H
Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

Visit periodically when there are some exhibitions on. Need to check out in advance and avoid Mondays as they are closed. They are only open from 11am so we tend to go and eat in the cafe afterwards. The food options are limited but pretty...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank FerringFerret
Reviewed 22 November 2018

Great situation at Rock-a-Nore , right by Hastings Old Town which is worth a visit in itself. The gallery is small, and at £8.00 a visit a bit of a gamble. But the Barbara Walker 'Vanishing Point ' exhibition was thought provoking, looking at now...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

Went earlier this week. Really interesting exhibition centred around Maggi Hambling portraits and those of some of her friends. The “permanent “ exhibition was a bit smaller as a result . I understand they change this fairly regularly. Would definitely go again and the position...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

It was great to see a few pieces from the Brit Artist Sarah Lucas in the Jerwood! Also a colourful display of Quentin Blake’s illustrations. A real find. A good atmosphere and very helpful staff. Upstairs there were good views across the neighbouring fishing area...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Vlillik
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

3 exhibitions that couldn’t have been more different- beautifully presented in a building overlooking the fishing boats’ beach. Loved it

Date of experience: October 2018
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6 July 2016|
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Response from Mavbe | Reviewed this property |
The cafe is for the benefit of gallery visitors. Eat @ Stade close by is for those who need a cafe only.
27 April 2016|
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Response from MarciaBrown | Reviewed this property |
The design of the building I think was intended to blend in with the other prominent buildings there which are the net huts.