Criterion Blue Town Heritage Centre

Criterion Blue Town Heritage Centre
69 High St. Blue Town
ME12 1RW




01795 662981

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The Blue Town heritage centre is a mixture of museum, music hall, cinema and educational and research facility. It is adjacent to Sheerness dockyard and its aims are to promote and preserve the history of Blue town and the isle of Sheppey.
Walks, talks and tours are arranged on a regular basis and bespoke visits organised to suit the needs of groups. We have school work sheets, are signed up as part of Kent's children's university. We use film in our 100 seater cinema to show how the area has changed. We encourage a hands on approach to learning.

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Opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday 10-3pm
But we will open for group visits outside these times.
we also open in the evenings for events - see our website

Admission charges

£1 entrance to the centre

School parties £3 per head, this includes a guided walk of Blue Town, plus workshops and a film show.

Tours of the Isle of Sheppey every 2nd Saturday from April to October this includes entrance to 4 heritage venues and is an all day tour £20; lunch not included

Walks of Blue Town every Wednesday from April to October 1pm £3

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Night at the Museum

  • 16 May 2015

The film is about a museum where the displays come to life after dark. The film will be shown in the Criterion Cinema which is in the Criterion Music Hall. This building was built in 1868 and is full of history. After the film there will be a guided tour in the museum.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • Any age
  • Family friendly


To make a booking please email or call 01795 662981