Thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Hastings Pier has a dedicated Learning and Education department.

The department is staffed by two part-time managers, Susan Kent and Francesca Piacentini. We are supported in our work by interns and volunteers.

Through our work we aim to provide high quality opportunities for people to:

1. Learn about Hastings Pier’s past through interpretation and activities.
2. Engage with Hastings Pier through volunteering and events.
3. Use Hastings Pier as a gateway to employability.
4. Enjoy their interactions with Hastings Pier.

And through this work we hope that people will feel:

1. a sense of ownership and involvement
2. an increased sense of pride in the area
3. and as a result they will care for and about the future of Hastings Pier.

Since 2013 we have been working with the local community, including schools , families , young people and adults from diverse backgrounds in all sorts of different ways to achieve these aims.

Find out more about some of the projects we have delivered:

Hands on heritage
Then and Now
Portrait of a Pier
In Living Memory