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Relax and watch your cares drift away from Canterbury's coast. Explore the picturesque town of Whitstable and the surrouding countryside.


Take a stroll along Tankerton Slopes admiring the views and brightly coloured beach huts. Venture into town and discover Harbour Street with it's myriad of craft shops. Pick a coffee shop and relax.
Tankerton Slopes © Tim Stubbings

Tankerton Slopes

Tankerton Slopes, just outside Whitstable, is an area of common land between the town and the seashore. It has brightly coloured beach huts and steep paths that lead down to the beach.


Enjoy a late gourmet lunch at one of Whitstable's many restaurants.


Explore the working harbour and its fabulous seafood market. Visit the art galleries, the Whitstable Museum and Art Gallery.
Whitstable Harbour

Whitstable Harbour

This working harbour's activities include fishing, commercial shipping, restaurants, café, shellfish and fish sales, sailing barge trips, wind farm operations storage facilities and beach hut rental.
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Whitstable Museum and Gallery

Dive into maritime history and explore the town. The fascinating displays give townspeolpe and visitors an idea of why Whitstable is here and how it has changed over the years.

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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 vaired themes plus regular events. Special activities for schools and groups.

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Whitstable Museum and Art Gallery
Tel: 01227 276998
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Whitstable Museum and Gallery

5 Oxford Street, Whitstable, CT5 1DB


See location of Whitstable Museum and Gallery on Google maps.See location on Google maps.     Map reference: TR 106662
     Lat: 51.35606  Long: 1.02443
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

Public Transport : 1 mile from Whistable station

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

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