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  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Museum, next open Sun 24 Jul - Fri 30 Sep 2016

Diving helmet at Whitstable Museum

Diving helmet at Whitstable Museum

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Contact

Whitstable Museum and Art Gallery

01227 276998

Address

5 Oxford Street,
Whitstable,
CT5 1DB

Details

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.

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
Sat 18 Jun - Sat 23 Jul 2016 Sat 11:00 to 16:30
Sun 24 Jul - Fri 30 Sep 2016 Thu - Sun 11:00 to 16:30

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TR 106663  Lat: 51.35682 Long: 1.02467

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

Facilities

  • 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.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 2
      Number of steps to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
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