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Displays at the 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 Canterbury Heritage Museum there 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 Canterbury Heritage 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.
|Season Dates||Opening Hours|
|Wed 22 Mar - Fri 26 May 2017||Wed - Sun 11:00 to 17:00|
|Sat 27 May - Sun 4 Jun 2017||Mon - Sun 11:00 to 17:00|
|Mon 5 Jun - Sun 24 Sep 2017||Wed - Sun 11:00 to 17:00|
|Sat 21 - Sun 29 Oct 2017||Mon - Sun 11:00 to 17:00|
|Sat 16 - Sat 23 Dec 2017||Mon - Sun 11:00 to 17:00|
|Wed 27 - Sat 30 Dec 2017||Mon - Sun 11:00 to 17:00|
Adults - £8.00
Concessions (senior citizens/students) - £6.00
Children - free to a maximum of 2 per paying adult, £1.50 per child thereafter
Joint ticket for Canterbury Heritage Museum and Canterbury Roman Museum
Admission free to MyTownMyCity users, except for some special events.
TR 147577 51.27860 1.07767
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.
: 1 mile from Canterbury West station
- Baby changing facilities
- Coach parties accepted
- Disabled toilets
- Education/study area
- Facilities for groups
- Facilities for educational visits
- Gift shop
- Accepts groups
- Children welcome
- Disabled access
- Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
- Smoking not allowed
Self-Assessed Accessibility Details
- Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
- From the entrance to reception / ticket area
- To the gift shop
- Good contrast between the floor and walls
- Lift equipped with verbal floor announcements
- Lift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
- Baby changing facilities
- Visitor information available in large print (14pt and over)