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  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Museum, £1-£3


Diving helmet

Diving helmet

© Canterbury Museums and Galleries
Fireman's Helmet

Fireman's Helmet

© Canterbury Museums and Galleries
Whitstable's horse-drawn fire engine

Whitstable's horse-drawn fire engine

© Tim Stubbings


Whitstable Museum and Art Gallery

01227 276998


5 Oxford Street,


Its unique seafaring history is explored, including oyster fishing, diving and shipbuilding.

Discover local stories of seaside, floods, the world's first passenger steam railway, shopping, industries, newspaper cartoon characters Pip, Squeak and Wilfred, and memorabilia of resident Peter Cushing.

See the big red fire engine, sit at a Victorian school desk and hunt for fossil sharks teeth!

Changing exhibitions on vaired themes plus regular events. Special activities for schools and groups.

For further details see

Coach parties acceptedDisabled accessDisabled toiletsGift shopAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Groups are requested to make advance bookings to avoid congestion. Level access from the side courtyard. All on gorund floor level.

Opening details

Wednesday 24th and 31st December the museum will close at 4pm. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. Circumstances may cause changes in opening times - please ring to check before making a special trip.


Adult £3.00
Discount £1.00
Children - free to a maximum of 2 per paying adult, £1.00 per child thereafter.
Free entry to MyTownMyCity users, except for some special events.

Buy souvenirs and tickets



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Map reference: TR 106662  Lat: 51.35606 Long: 1.02443

8 miles from Canterbury via A28 and A290.

Whitstable Museum & Gallery is in the town centre in Oxford Street, close to the library and the theatre. The Museum is within walking distance of carparks and the railway station.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Whistable station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Groups are requested to make advance bookings to avoid congestion. Level access from the side courtyard. All on gorund floor level.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 2
      Number of steps to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
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