Whitstable Museum and Gallery


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

The 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 Gallery hosts a changing programme of national touring exhibitions and the cream of local and regional art.

The Museum and Gallery is set in a delightful building dating back to the 1700s, with a lovely courtyard to sit in during the summer. It hosts a regular programme of drop-in ongoing activities for families, as well as a traditional play shop and school desk.


Diver's helmet on display at Whitstable Museum and Gallery


Explore hightlights of Whitstable Museum and Gallery's collections.




Aftermath - unveiling war memorial Whitstable c1920

Home Front Whitstable, 1914-18

Exploring life on the British home front 1914 - 18 through original posters, cartoon artwork and popular arts and souvenirs.

Did you know?

Did you know?

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



About Whitstable Museum and Gallery

About Whitstable Museum and Gallery

Now famous as a chic seaside holiday destination, Whitstable was originally a maritime industrial town.

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How to find us

Whitstable Museum and Gallery
Oxford Street, CT5 1DB

Eight miles from Canterbury via A28 and A290. Nearest station: One mile from Whitstable train station. Level access from the side courtyard, all on ground-floor level.

Phone: 01227 276998