search

Whitstable Museum & Gallery


Discover the unique seafaring history of Whitstable, famous for its oysters, diving, and celebrity residents!


Whitstable Museum is packed with art, images, film and iconic objects: from a diver's helmet and knife, to the slippers in Cushing Corner, worn by the actor during the filming of Star Wars. The Museum and Gallery is set in a delightful building dating back to the 1700s, with a secluded courtyard to enjoy during the summer months.


Current Exhibition – Whitstable’s Rich Heritage

Shipbuilding, the first passenger railway and Whitstable as a popular leisure destination are explored in this new exhibition. Whitstable Museum’s archive has been raided to link early photographs, maps and artefacts with family memories in an extensive display. Many local experts have contributed to create the stories of work and leisure. This is the first exhibition to be curated by the Whitstable Community Museum Group and reflects how Whitstable’s character has changed over three centuries. Find out more


Summer 2015 Opening Times

Whitstable Museum will reopen on Thursday 9 July 2015 and be run in joint partnership between Canterbury City Council and Whitstable Community Museum Group.

 

Thursday 9th July - Sunday 27th September
11am - 4:30pm Thursday to Sunday

 

 


 

The Seaside Museum, Herne Bay


From Dambusters to Floods, Piers to Punch & Judy, this delightful Museum & Gallery has plenty of surprises under one roof.


Displays include local paintings, prints and photos, prehistoric elephant tusks and fossils from local beaches, coastal wildlife and a Barnes Wallis Bouncing Bomb prototype from World War Two.

 

Current Exhibition - OUTRAGE: A brief history of offensive cartoons

Saturday 18th July – Sunday 16th August 2015


Part of the third annual Herne Bay Cartoon Festival


Summer 2015 Opening Times

Herne Bay Museum Trust is taking over the running of Herne Bay Museum and Gallery and it will become The Seaside Museum, Herne Bay.


The Seaside Museum Saturday will reopen on 18th July to Sunday 13th September 2015

 

Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 4 pm
Closed Mondays (except bank holidays)

 

Admission
£2 Adult
£1.60 Concession
Children under 16 free

£5 Adult annual pass
£4 Concession annual pass

 

For the latest information including opening times, please visit the Seaside Museum webpage here

 

 

Follow the Museums on:

Whitstable Museum
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

The Seasaide Museum