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Amazing place

Go underneath the flower shop and there's a whole world of flower making history! The machine and... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Hastings, United Kingdom
Good peace of history

Well worth the £1 entry fee. So much crammed into a few small rooms. A real piece of... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
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58A High Street, Hastings TN34 3EN, England
+44 1424 427793
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

Go underneath the flower shop and there's a whole world of flower making history! The machine and blocks are really interesting.

Thank AlabamaWhirly1
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Well worth the £1 entry fee. So much crammed into a few small rooms. A real piece of history. Lovely artefacts really fascinating for anyone interested in crafts or costumes

Thank Emma_veggie
Reviewed 4 September 2017

I didn't know what to expect. Small, but intense. Ha brought back memories of childhood when artificial flowers were an every day thing.

Thank anna F
Reviewed 19 July 2017

From the early 1900s a fabric flower makers shop - still active - but with a museum. Buy something as a memento but look at the hand work and skill and minute detail that goes into making flowers- that you might take for granted. They...More

2  Thank Suz S
Reviewed 7 April 2017

My mum has been a craftsperson her whole life and used to make paper flowers so when I met up with parents for the day in Hastings I suggested we have a look around this shop and museum. We were walking around the old town...More

6  Thank Polly H
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I probably wouldn't have chosen to visit this place but I was out with mum and my nephew so I went along with their plans and wasn't disappointed! The museum is in the basement of the shop at the bottom of the High Street that...More

2  Thank Mark B
Reviewed 31 March 2016

This tucked away museum was a lovely find, fascinating memorabilia and friendly staff. Well worth the £1 entrance fee. Literally 10,000 different tools, so many cutting shapes, and some lovely tiaras made with wax flowers and pearls. It is very cosy and the 2 rooms...More

Thank Sophie E
Reviewed 31 October 2015

On first sight this place seems like a shop selling fake flowers, albeit of a very high standard. (By the way the name of the shop is 'Shirley Leaf and Petal' so you might not realise that downstairs there's an absolutely fascinating little museum where...More

1  Thank Tavani_10
Reviewed 20 June 2015

In the High Street, this small shop hides a museum (entrance £1.00) entirely dedicated to the manufacture of artificial flowers and foliage used in Stage productions, films, television, on ladies garments, for weddings, Hotel floral displays, etc., etc. Everywhere you look there are the tools...More

1  Thank Departure802618
Reviewed 10 July 2014

I actually visited the museum last year but somehow missed reporting on it. At the lower end of the old High Street it is a very short walk from the seafront. The museum area is downstairs in the basement. Actually it is not simply a...More

6  Thank ChrisandMick60
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