The Jerwood Gallery, situated next to the fishing beach in Hastings’ historic Old Town, is the home for the Jerwood Collection of 20th and 21st century art and changing contemporary exhibition programme. The building offers stunning views over the fishing beach, the Old Town and the East hill with its funicular railway.

Displayed in seven collection rooms, the Jerwood Collection comprises of paintings as well as works on paper and prints by British artists working between the First World War and the 1960s. The collection includes works by well-known artists including Sir Stanley Spencer, Lawrence Stephen Lowry, Walter Sickert and Augustus John. There are also a number of works by artists with a close association to Hastings, including Jeffery Camp, Edward Burra and John Bratby.

The Jerwood Gallery has a diverse temporary exhibition programme, which showcases the best modern and contemporary British art. The exhibitions, which change quarterly, are displayed in the gallery’s Foreshore Gallery on the ground floor. Alongside the main exhibition programme the gallery also has a series of ‘spotlight’ interventions by contemporary artists in various gallery spaces.

The gallery café, Webbe's at Jerwood, overlooks the fishing beach, has an outside sun terrace and offers panoramic views of the coastline. It’s a fantastic location for a coffee, lunch or afternoon tea. Webbe's have designed a bespoke menu for the gallery. The shop stocks a broad selection of books for all tastes and ages relating to art, architecture and the artists who feature in the Jerwood Collection. We also stock a bespoke range of eco-friendly stationery, postcards and products related to current exhibitions. You can visit the shop anytime without paying admission to the gallery.


Opening information

Standard hours are as follows:
Tuesday-Sunday 11am-5pm
Closed Mondays (with the exception of Bank Holiday Mondays)

Extended opening hours operate during East Sussex School holiday periods.

Free Tuesdays

On the first Tuesday of each month, entry to the gallery is free between 4pm-8pm.

Permanent collections

  • Jerwood Collection

    Situated next to the historic fishing beach in Hastings’ picturesque Old Town, the award winning Jerwood Gallery is home to the Jerwood Collection.

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Contact information

Rock-a-Nore Road
East Sussex
United Kingdom
TN34 3DW
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+ 44 (0)1424 728377
[email protected]

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