Herne Bay Museum and Gallery


From Dambusters to Floods, and Piers to Punch & Judy, this delightful museum and 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.

The art gallery has a programme of regularly changing temporary exhibitions featuring touring shows, local history displays and work by local artists. Events include creative workshops and special activities for schools and groups and fun hands-on activities for families.


Reculver Fort collections at Herne Bay Museum and Gallery


Explore highlights of Herne Bay Museum and Gallery's collections.




East Kent Printmakers at Herne Bay Museum and Gallery

East Kent Printmakers

Prints by artists living or working in East Kent, including works for sale. Fun family drop-in activity to accompany the exhibition.

Did you know?

Did you know?

Fascinating facts about Herne Bay's history to find in the museum.



About Herne Bay Museum and Gallery

About Herne Bay Museum and Gallery

Herne Bay was originally created as a seaside holiday destination and the Museum celebrates this story.

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Adults £2.00

Discounts £1.00

Children free to a maximum of two children per paying adult.

Group tickets and passports available.

Admission free to Resident Card holders, except for some special events.


How to find us

Herne Bay Museum and Gallery
12 William Street, CT6 5EJ

Nine miles from Canterbury via A28 and A291. Nearest station: One mile from Herne Bay train station.

Phone: 01227 367368