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.




 About Whitstable Museum

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

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Whitstable 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.