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Group Visits, next open Sun 1 Nov 2015 - Thu 31 Mar 2016

Barnes Wallis Bouncing Bomb

Barnes Wallis Bouncing Bomb

© Canterbury Museums and Galleries


The Seaside Museum, Herne Bay

01227 367368


12 William Street,
Herne Bay,

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From Dambusters to Floods, Piers to Punch & Judy, this delightful Museum & Gallery has plenty of surprises under one roof.

Displays include local paintings, prints and photos, prehistoric elephant tusks and fossils from local beaches, coastal wildlife and a Barnes Wallis Bouncing Bomb prototype from World War Two.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled accessFacilities for educational visitsGift shopAccepts groups

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

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Sun 1 Nov 2015 - Thu 31 Mar 2016 Tue - Fri 11:00 to 15:00 | Sat - Sun 11:00 to 16:00
If you are making a special visit, please do telephone us 01277 367368 to ensure we will be open.



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Map reference: TR 178683  Lat: 51.37236 Long: 1.12826

9 miles from Canterbury via A28 and A291.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Herne Bay station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • 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

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
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