The True CRIME Museum’s 3rd Birthday!
The curiosities of Hastings’ most macabre visitor attraction…
It was 3 years ago that Joel Griggs, Curator of The True CRIME Museum decided to follow his passion and turn his interest into successful business…
Joel had grown up surrounded by, and fascinated with, all things crime related. After spending a career working in education he took a stroll along the Hastings waterfront and spotted the abandoned White Rock Caves, which turned out to have previously housed everything from hotel generators to a home for druid groups at the turn of the 19th century.
Realising the potential Joel decided to use his lifelong interest in crime to set up The True CRIME Museum which opened in August 2014. Containing a wide range of items from the acid vats that famous serial killer John George Haigh used to kill his victims, to former belongings of the now jailed American terrorist known as the ‘unabomber’ Ted Kaczynski. Alongside the exhibits there are monthly events from guest speakers to CRIME Walks and a cinema cave where famous murderers describe their deadly deeds.
The True CRIME Museum is open daily 10am – 5pm, welcoming visitors and groups of all ages throughout the year.
Visit True CRIME Museum, Hastings on Tuesday 22nd August and receive a FREE slice of birthday cake!