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Museum, £2-£3

Diving helmet at Whitstable Museum

Diving helmet at Whitstable Museum

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Whitstable Museum and Art Gallery

01227 276998


5 Oxford Street,


Dive into maritime history and explore the town at Whitstable Museum and Gallery. The fascinating displays give townspeople and visitors an idea of why Whitstable is here and how it has changed over the years. Its unique seafaring history is explored, including oyster fishing, diving and shipbuilding.

Discover local stories of seaside, floods, the world's first passenger steam railway, shopping, industries, newspaper cartoon characters Pip, Squeak and Wilfred, and memorabilia of resident Peter Cushing.

See the big red fire engine, sit at a Victorian school desk and hunt for fossil sharks teeth!

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsGift shopAccepts groups

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

Groups are requested to make advance bookings to avoid congestion. Level access from the side courtyard. All on ground floor level.

Opening details

Whitstable Community Museum will be open every Friday and Saturday from October 2017 to March 2018.

In addition, the museum will be open:
Sunday October 8th - Children's Fun Palace

School Holiday Weeks:

Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th October
Thursday 21st to Sunday 24th December
Thursday 28th to Sunday 31st December
Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th February 2018


Adults £3.00
Concessions £2.00
Children (with paying adults): Free
Residents (CT1 to CT6): Free



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Map reference: TR 106663  Lat: 51.35682 Long: 1.02467

8 miles from Canterbury via A28 and A290.

Whitstable Museum & Gallery is in the town centre in Oxford Street, close to the library and the theatre. The Museum is within walking distance of carparks and the railway station.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Whitstable station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • 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

Groups are requested to make advance bookings to avoid congestion. Level access from the side courtyard. All on ground floor level.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 2
      Number of steps to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
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