Canterbury Heritage Museum
Includes Anglo-Saxon treasures, Oliver Postgate's Thomas Becket story, the Tudors, Joseph Conrad's study, the Blitz gallery, Stephenson's original Invicta railway engine, Rupert Bear and the real Bagpuss.
Around the museum are over 30 exciting hands-on activities for families - you can write your name in Viking runes, sniff medieval poo, investigate finds like an archaeologist, try on Elizabethan costume and listen to wartime memories.
Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin created their much loved children's programme just outside Canterbury. See the real Bagpuss in Emily's shop window, original Clangers, Ivor the Engine and Noggin the Nog. And discover some Bagpuss secrets!
Rupert Bear was created by Canterbury-born Mary Tourtel. Discover his fascinating story, join in his adventures, see inside his house, and enjoy lots of fun activities including a giant snakes and ladders game.
Built in 1373, the museum was originally a medieval hospital for poor, sick and retired priests. Explore this magnificent timber-framed building to discover fascinating stories of former uses from medieval hospital, to workhouse and World War Two ambulance station, and marvel at its magnificent crown post roofs blackened by centuries of smoke.
Spend some time relaxing or picnicking in the medieval herb garden.
Free Digiguide Tour - see and listen to animated stories about famous Canterbury characters, key artefacts and aspects of the building's history on the museums hand-help computer guide. A highlights tour in English, French, German and Japanese.
Discounts (senior citizens, students, people with disabilities - proof of status may be required) £6.00
Children - free to a maximum of 2 per paying adult, £1.50 per child thereafter.
Free entry (except for some special events) for Canterbury Residents Card holders. If you don't have a Residents Card, come in and sign up to receive free entry today!
A joint ticket for the Canterbury Roman Museum and Canterbury Heritage Museum can be purchased: Adults £10.00, Discounts £8.00
|Season Dates||Opening Hours|
|Tue 1 Oct 2013 - Tue 31 Dec 2013||Mon - Sun 10:00 to 17:00|
|Notes||Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Circumstances may cause changes in opening times - please ring to check before making a special trip.|
ContactCanterbury Heritage Museum
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VenueCanterbury Heritage Museum
Stour Street, Canterbury, CT1 2NR
Map reference: TR 147557 Lat: 51.26069 Long: 1.07617
Entrance through Stour Street, which is 5 minutes walk from the City Centre. 10 minutes walk from Canterbury West or 15 minutes walk from Canterbury East train station. 10 minutes from the City's Park and Ride terminal and bus station.
Parking : with charge
Accessible by Public Transport : 2 miles (3.2 kms) from Canterbury West station
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|Thu 12 Dec 2013||Mini Museum Explorers: Rupert and the Snow|
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Canterbury Visitor Centre £3.50 Thu 12 Dec 2013
For children age 2-5 and their carers. Accompanying adult free. 10.30am to 11.30am. Canterbury Heritage Museum.