While in Canterbury, while not enjoy the other museums the district has to offer? Both Canterbury’s coastal museums are just a short journey away from the city centre and well-worth the trip.
Whitstable Community Museum & Gallery
Discover the unique seafaring history of Whitstable, famous for its oysters, the invention of helmet diving and the earliest steam locomotive passenger railway!
Volunteer-run Whitstable Museum is packed with art, images and iconic objects: from a diver’s helmet and knife, to personal possessions of the actor Peter Cushing of Hammer Horror, Dr Who and Star Wars. See Stephenson’s Invicta locomotive of 1830 – the ninth oldest in the world! The Museum and Gallery is set in a delightful old building, with a secluded garden courtyard in which to eat your lunch or let the kids play.
For the latest information including exhibitions, events, admission fees and opening times please visit the Whitstable Community Museum & Gallery website.
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.
For the latest information including exhibitions, events, admission fees and opening times please visit the Seaside Museum website.