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Group Visits


Barnes Wallis Bouncing Bomb

Barnes Wallis Bouncing Bomb

© Canterbury Museums and Galleries


© Canterbury Museums and Galleries
History of the Victorian seaside resort

History of the Victorian seaside resort

© Canterbury Museums and Galleries


Herne Bay Museum and Gallery

01227 367368


8 William Street,
Herne Bay,


Displays include local paintings, prints and photos, mammoth tucks and fossils from local beaches, coastal wildlife and a Barnes Wallis Bouncing Bomb prototype from World War Two.

Among display themes are seaside holidays and attractions, the town's piers, clock tower and the development of the resort. Fun hands-on activities and a family trail.

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.

Party size - Group rates apply to 10 or more.

For further details see

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled accessFacilities for educational visitsGift shopAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Opening details

School and group visits are accepted outside of seasonal opening times if booked in advance (please book at least one month in advance).

Wednesday 24th and 31st December the museum will close at 4pm. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. Circumstances may cause changes in opening times - please ring to check before making a special trip.


Education Charges

Student Rate £1.00
Canterbury Student Rate £0.50

Interpreter led session (materials not included)
1 hour - £3.00 per pupil
2 hour - £4.00 per pupil
3 hour - £5.00 per pupil
4 hour - £6.00 per pupil

In school outreach sessions - £350.00 whole day, £200 half day + petrol @ 60p per mile.

Adult Group Rate Prices
Adult Rate £1.80
Concession £0.90

Adult Education Group Rate £1.50

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See location of Herne Bay Museum and Gallery on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TR 178683  Lat: 51.37236 Long: 1.12826

9 miles from Canterbury via A28 and A291.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Herne Bay station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
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