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Diving helmet at Whitstable Museum

Diving helmet at Whitstable Museum

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Whitstable Museum and Art Gallery

01227 276998


5 Oxford Street,

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 10 Dec Whitstable Seafarers
Sat 17 Dec Whitstable Seafarers
Thu 22 - Sat 24 Dec Whitstable Seafarers
Thu 29 - Sat 31 Dec Whitstable Seafarers
Sat 7 Jan Whitstable Seafarers
Sat 14 Jan Whitstable Seafarers


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!

Changing exhibitions on varied themes plus regular events. Special activities for schools and groups.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled accessDisabled 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 gorund floor level.

Opening details

Saturdays to March 2017 | Plus School Holidays (Thursday to Sunday) | 11am to 4.30pm

October 2016:
8th, 15th, 22nd, 23rd, 27th, 28th, 29th and 30th October

November 2016:
5th, 12th, 19th and 26th November

December 2016:
3rd, 10th, 17th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 29th, 30th and 31st December

January 2017:
7th, 14th, 21st and 28th January

February 2017:
4th, 11th, 12th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th and 25th February

March 2017:
4th, 11th, 18th and 25th March


Adults £3.00
Concessions £2.00
Children with paying adults: Free



See location of Whitstable Museum and Gallery on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

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.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Whistable station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • 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 gorund 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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