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    Group Visits, next open Thu 27 Mar - Sun 28 Sep 2014


    Diving helmet

    Diving helmet

    © Canterbury Museums and Galleries
    Fireman's Helmet

    Fireman's Helmet

    © Canterbury Museums and Galleries
    Whitstable's horse-drawn fire engine

    Whitstable's horse-drawn fire engine

    © Tim Stubbings


    Whitstable Museum and Art Gallery

    01227 276998


    5 Oxford Street,
    CT5 1DB

    Events at this Venue

    date event
    Thu 27 Mar - Sun 18 May East Kent Printmakers
    Thu 3 Apr - Sun 8 Jun Art in miniature: hand-decorated eggs from Romania
    Sat 3 May Printmaking Workshop
    Sat 31 May - Sun 15 Jun Blacktop: Laura Wilson
    Thu 26 Jun - Sat 30 Aug 365: a year in the life of Whitstable


    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.

    Groups are requested to make advance bookings to avoid congestion.

    Education room available for hire. Please contact the the Education Officer on 01227 475204 for more information and to book.

    Party size
    Group rates apply to 10 or more.

    For further details see

    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

    Season Dates Opening Hours
    Thu 27 Mar - Sun 28 Sep 2014 Thu - Sun 11:00 to 16:30
    Sat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014 Mon - Sun 11:00 to 16:30
    Sat 20 Dec 2014 - Sun 4 Jan 2015 Mon - Sun 11:00 to 16:30
    School and group visits are accepted outside of seasonal opening times if booked in advance (please book at least one month in advance).

    Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Circumstances may cause changes in opening times - please ring to check before making a special trip.


    Education Charges

    Student Rate £1.00
    Canterbury Student Rate £0.50

    Interpreter led session (materials not included)
    £10.00 per hour
    £30.00 per half day
    £60.00 per full day

    In school outreach sessions - £350.00 whole day, £200 half day + petrol @ 60p per mile.

    Adult Group Rate Prices

    Adult Rate £2.70
    Concession £1.80

    Adult Education Group Rate £1.50

    Buy souvenirs and tickets



    See location of Whitstable Museum and Gallery on Google mapsSee 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

    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.

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