Whitstable Museum & Gallery

Discover the unique seafaring history of Whitstable, famous for its oysters, diving, and celebrity residents!

Whitstable Museum is packed with art, images, film and iconic objects: from a diver’s helmet and knife, to the slippers in Cushing Corner, worn by the actor during the filming of Star Wars. The Museum and Gallery is set in a delightful building dating back to the 1700s, with a secluded courtyard to enjoy during the summer months.

Current Exhibition – Whitstable Seafarers

EXTENDED to Easter 2017

Open daily 11am – 4:30pm

2017 Opening Times 

January: 7, 14, 21, 28
February: 4, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 25
March: 4, 11, 18, 25


Adults: £3

Concessions: £2

Children (with paying adults): Free

 Residents (CT1 to CT6): Free 

The Seaside Museum, Herne Bay

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.

Exhibitions & Events

Drawn to the Edge (EXHIBITION)

Saturday 10 December – Sunday 12 February

Herne Bay Through the Seasons (EXHIBITION)

Saturday 18 February – Sunday 23 April


Saturday 29 April – Sunday 2 July

Pre-School Story & Rhyme Time

Every Wednesday at 11am, FREE

Drop in activity packs for children

Every Saturday

2017 Opening Times

The Seaside Museum is open 11am to 3pm Tuesday to Sunday

£2 Adult
£1.60 Concession
Children under 16 free

£5 Adult annual pass
£4 Concession annual pass

For the latest information including opening times, please visit the Seaside Museum webpage here