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Explore highlights of Whitstable Museum and Gallery's collections.

 

Stephenson's 'Invicta' steam engine

The Canterbury to Whitstable Railway

The story of the world's first railway for paying passengers and the images of its final days.

 

canned food, little shops of Whitstable collection

The little shops of Whitstable

Individually run shops still contribute to Whitstable's great charm today - we celebrate their story.

 

Whitstable's horse-drawn fire engine on display at Whitstable Museum and Gallery

Whitstable's horse-drawn fire engine

The horse-drawn fire engine was really a fire pump last used in the 1920s and lovingly restored and presented to the museum.

Shoreline fossils and natural history collection

Shoreline fossils and natural history

Fossils found locally include crabs, sharks, snakes, sea turtles and even bony toothed birds! Visit our fossil displays and coastal bird diorama.

Seaside souvenirs and historic photographs on display at Whitstable Museum and Gallery

Seaside souvenirs and historic photographs

The museum celebrates a day at the seaside with a fun collection of souvenirs and railway posters. 

 

Ship portraits collection on display at Whitstable Museum and Gallery

Ship portraits

Whitstable's ships linked it to the rest of the world in the 1800s and 1900s and the Museum holds a fine collection of ship portraits from this period.

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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
Email: museums@canterbury.gov.uk

 
 

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