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Westgate Towers Museum, Canterbury

Westgate Towers Museum, Canterbury


Westgate Towers Museums & Viewpoint

01227 458629


St. Peters Street,


The Westgate is a medieval gatehouse approximately 60 foot (18m) high and is the largest surviving city gate in England. Built of Kentish ragstone c1380, it is the last surviving of Canterbury's 7 medieval gates, one of Canterbury's iconic landmarks.

The Tower is a scheduled ancient monument and Grade I listed. Visitors can explore its rich history and take in the spectacular views of the city from the battlements viewpoint. Also part of the museum are the original felons' cells built c1830 in the goal extension and the c1907 police station cells on the ground floor as part of The Pound Bar & Kitchen.

Look out for the black 'History Discs' located on all floors which give more information on the former uses of each space over the years.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Education/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Leisure facilities onsiteMobile phone coverageChildren welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedWedding receptions

Opening details

Each Day 11am to 4pm (Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day). Occasionally closed for special events.


Adults (16 years+) £4.00
Child (5 - 15 years) £2.00
Students/Concessions £3.00
Child 4 and under FREE
Family ticket (2 adults, 3 children) £10.00

10% discount for residents and groups over 15 people.



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Map reference: TR 146580  Lat: 51.28147 Long: 1.07592

Westgate Towers lies at one end of the high street, 5 minutes walk from Canterbury West Station and the Marlowe Theatre.
Entrance is via The Pound, up the main staircase and over the glass bridge. Follow the signs!

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Canterbury West station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Leisure facilities onsiteLeisure facilities onsite
  • Mobile phone coverageMobile phone coverage
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Wedding receptionsWedding receptions
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