Hastings Museum and Art Gallery had the busiest single day since the attraction’s grand re-opening in 2007 during the recent half-term week.
It welcomed more than 800 visitors to the Jaws ‘n’ Claws activity day last Tuesday (October 28).
Councillor Dawn Poole, the council’s lead member for leisure and amenities said:
“The free Jaws ‘n’ Claws event was a fantastic day and saw record numbers attend the museum. If you’ve never met Phil and his amazing collection of animals, we’d really recommend him. You can find out more on his website www.jawsnclaws.co.uk”
“The museum continues to offer excellent free events and exhibitions and as we approach Remembrance Sunday, it’s a fitting time to think of the Hastings residents who were affected by the First World War.
“It’s your last chance to see our fantastic exhibition Hastings Remembers: Local Stories of the First World War, which covers a whole range of local experiences with objects from the Museum’s collections.
“We also have our final Hastings Remembers event for this year – a fascinating talk on the often hidden histories of the 16,000+ conscientious objectors with writer and historian Ann Kramer.
“Free tickets for this talk are available now at Museum Reception.”
Jaws N Claws in an animal handling company based in East Sussex with more than 10 years experience in the field. Having previously worked for the UK’s largest curriculum based animal workshop provider, the firm decided to put its own knowledge and expertise to use. The range of animals on display include Alice the Royal Python, Ben the Milk Snake, Brian the giant African Land Snail, Buster the Australian Tree Frog, Cheese the Dutch Rabbit, Colin the Emporer Scorpion and Edna the Beareded Dragon.