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

2016/7 Opening Times 

October: 8, 15, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30
November: 5, 12, 19, 26
December: 3, 10, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31
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

Every Wednesday at 11am, FREE Story & Rhyme Time

Monday 17 October Crafternoon

Christmas Cards

£2.50 Tea, cake and chat included

Inspired by the Collection – Made in Herne Bay Group EXHIBITION

Saturday 22 October – Sunday 4 December

Monday 14 November Engraved Glass; Its History and Techniques

Talk by Peter Warr

6.30 for 7.00pm £5

Seats limited, please book and pay in advance

Monday 21 November Crafternoon

Christmas Decorations

£2.50 Tea, cake and chat included

Saturday 10 December

Father Christmas tells Christmas Stories for Children

11am Cost tbc

Seats limited, please book and pay in advance

2016 Opening Times

From Friday 25 March, Tuesday to Sunday 10am-4pm

£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