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.


French Dressing at 50: celebrating Ken Russell's film at 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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Herne Bay Museum is currently closed to the public and is due to reopen in Summer 2015.


Please check back for more information regarding our seasonal opening hours.