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. For further information visit: http://www.canterbury.co.uk/museums/coastal-museums.aspx
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.
Prices and opening
Children with paying adults: Free
|Season Dates||Opening Hours|
|Notes||Saturdays to March 2017 | Plus School Holidays (Thursday to Sunday) | 11am to 4.30pm|
8th, 15th, 22nd, 23rd, 27th, 28th, 29th and 30th October
5th, 12th, 19th and 26th November
3rd, 10th, 17th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 29th, 30th and 31st December
7th, 14th, 21st and 28th January
4th, 11th, 12th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th and 25th February
4th, 11th, 18th and 25th March