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    Museum, next open Wed 26 Mar - Sun 28 Sep 2014, £6-£8

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    Displays at Canterbury Heritage Museum

    Displays at Canterbury Heritage Museum

    © Canterbury Museums and Galleries
    Hands-on displays

    Hands-on displays

    © Canterbury Museums and Galleries
    Canterbury Heritage Museum

    Canterbury Heritage Museum

    © Canterbury Museums and Galleries

    Contact

    Canterbury Heritage Museum

    01227 475202

    Address

    Stour Street,
    Canterbury,
    CT1 2NR

    Events at this Venue

    Details

    Includes Anglo-Saxon treasures, Oliver Postgate's Thomas Becket story, the Tudors, Joseph Conrad's study, the Blitz gallery, Stephenson's original Invicta railway engine, Rupert Bear and the real Bagpuss.

    Around the museum are over 30 exciting hands-on activities for families - you can write your name in Viking runes, sniff medieval poo, investigate finds like an archaeologist, try on Elizabethan costume and listen to wartime memories.

    Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin created their much loved children's programme just outside Canterbury. See the real Bagpuss in Emily's shop window, original Clangers, Ivor the Engine and Noggin the Nog. And discover some Bagpuss secrets!

    Rupert Bear was created by Canterbury-born Mary Tourtel. Discover his fascinating story, join in his adventures, see inside his house, and enjoy lots of fun activities including a giant snakes and ladders game.

    Built in 1373, the museum was originally a medieval hospital for poor, sick and retired priests. Explore this magnificent timber-framed building to discover fascinating stories of former uses from medieval hospital, to workhouse and World War Two ambulance station, and marvel at its magnificent crown post roofs blackened by centuries of smoke.

    Spend some time relaxing or picnicking in the medieval herb garden.

    Free Digiguide Tour - see and listen to animated stories about famous Canterbury characters, key artefacts and aspects of the building's history on the museums hand-help computer guide. A highlights tour in English, French, German and Japanese.

    For further details see www.canterbury-museums.co.uk

    Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopAccepts groups

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

    Opening details

    Season Dates Opening Hours
    Wed 26 Mar - Sun 28 Sep 2014 Wed - Sun 11:00 to 17:00
    Sat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014 Mon - Sun 11:00 to 17:00
    Sat 20 Dec 2014 - Sun 4 Jan 2015 Mon - Sun 11:00 to 17:00
    Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Circumstances may cause changes in opening times - please ring to check before making a special trip.

    Prices

    Adults £8
    Discounts £6
    Children - free to a maximum of 2 per paying adult, £1.50 per child thereafter.
    Free to MyTownMyCity users
    A joint ticket for the Canterbury Roman Museum and Canterbury Heritage Museum can be purchased: Adults £10, Discounts £8

    Buy souvenirs and tickets

    Location

    Directions

    See location of Canterbury Heritage Museum on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: TR 147557  Lat: 51.26069 Long: 1.07617

    Entrance through Stour Street, which is 5 minutes walk from the City Centre. 10 minutes walk from Canterbury West or 15 minutes walk from Canterbury East train station. 10 minutes from the City's Park and Ride terminal and bus station.

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Canterbury West station

    Facilities

    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • 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
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