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Collections

 

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

 

Reculver Roman Fort finds on display at Herne Bay Museum and Gallery

Reculver Roman Fort

Pottery, carvings and other finds from the nearby fort including images of the towers at different periods.

 Beach Street Herne Bay © Derek A Darby

The 1953 Flood

Visit the museum to see the momentous East Coast storm in stunning photographs.


 

Mammoth tusks and fossils at Herne Bay Museum and Gallery

Mammoth tusks and fossils

Visit the museum to see prehistoric animal bones, a sea turtle from around 50 million years ago and fossils from Beltinge.

Birds and sealife on display at Herne Bay Museum and Gallery

Birds and sealife

The geology on the coast at Herne Bay provides an ideal habitat for shellfish, making it a popular fishing ground. 

model of the Herne Bay clocktower on display at the Herne Bay Museum and Gallery

Herne Bay Clocktower

The original clock mechanism and story of the first British seaside clocktower including the exquisite Herne Bay clocktower model.

holiday memorabilia on display at Herne Bay Museum and Gallery

Seaside amusements, piers, pastimes and souvenirs

Holiday memorabilia including images of people having fun on the pier and Penny licks.

Herne Mill, Kent, 1914 by William Sidney Cooper

William Sidney Cooper

Paintings by the great-nephew of Canterbury's famous English landscape artist Thomas Sidney Cooper.

Barnes Wallis's Bouncing Bomb prototype on display at Herne Bay Museum and Gallery

Barnes Wallis's Bouncing Bomb

Visit the museum to see the Dambuster prototype 'bomb' from World War Two.

 

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Admission

Adults £2.00

Discounts £1.00

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

Group tickets available.

Admission free to MyTownMyCity users, 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
Email: museums@canterbury.gov.uk

 
 

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