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.

Exhibitions & Events

Visit our website for details of our current exhibitions and events:


Opening Times

Open: Thursday to Saturday, 11:00am to 4:30pm
NB: days and times may vary due to Covid-19, please check our website.

Whitstable Museum, 5a Oxford Street, Whitstable, Kent  CT5 1DB
Website: www.whitstablemuseum.org
Facebook: @WhitstableMuseumCommunityGroup
Twitter: @WhitsMuseum


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

Visit our website below for full details of our current exhibitions and events:

Opening Times

The Seaside Museum is open 11am -4pm 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

The Marlowe Kit 

Escape room, exhibition and creative space.

Housed in a wonderful twelfth century building on Stour Street, The Kit offers new and exciting ways to learn about Canterbury’s rich literary heritage.

Exhibitions & Events

Visit our website below for full details of what we do:

Opening Times

Contact us for full details of our opening hours.
Marlowe Kit, Stour St, Canterbury CT1 2NZ
01227 787787