Hastings Museum & Art Gallery houses a rich and varied mixture of local history, Sussex Pottery, paintings, dinosaurs, British wildlife and Oriental artefacts.
Lord and Lady Brassey, benefactors of the museum, collected Japanese art, swords and armour upon their visit to Japan in 1877. In 1919 these were given to the Hastings Corporation, together with other oriental art, ethnography and the Durbar Hall. The Japanese print collection consists of one hundred and fourteen individual prints, together making fifty complete Triptych��s and Diptych��s. The prints depict a wide variety of subject matter and include works by Kunisada, Kuniyoshi and Sadahide.