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    Museum, next open Sat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014, £1-£3

    ARTS COUNCIL ACCREDITED

    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

    Contact

    Whitstable Museum and Art Gallery

    01227 276998

    Address

    5 Oxford Street,
    Whitstable,
    CT5 1DB

    Events at this Venue

    date event
    Sat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov Home Front Whitstable, 1914-18
    Sat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov Spooky Hallowe'en fun!
    Sat 20 Dec - Sun 4 Jan Home Front Whitstable, 1914-18

    Details

    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 www.canterbury-museums.co.uk

    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

    Season Dates Opening Hours
    Sat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014 Mon - Sun 11:00 to 16:30
    Sat 20 Dec 2014 - Sun 4 Jan 2015 Mon - Sun 11:00 to 16:30
    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.

    Prices

    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

    Location

    Directions

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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

    Facilities

    • 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.