Sandwich Guildhall Museum

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The Museum is housed in the Guildhall, a listed building, and tells the story of Sandwich from medieval times. There are many well-designed illustrative panels relating to the history of the town with artefacts dating back to the early 13th century. Allow at least half an hour to visit.

Venue Type:

Archive, Museum

Opening hours

Open 1st April to 31st October
Tues, Weds, Fri, Sat: 10.30 - 12.30 and 2pm - 4pm
Thurs & Sun: 2 pm - 4 pm only
Monday: Closed

Tues, Wed, Fri: 2 pm - 4 pm
Thurs & Sat: 10.30 - 4 pm
Sun: 2 pm - 4 pm

Closed Mondays all day & Thursday and Sunday am
November 1st-March 31st

Admission charges

Adults: £1, Senior Citizen/Child: 50p, Family: £2
School Visits:Free

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Fine Art, Maritime, Personalities, Social History

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

WW1 and Sandwich, Kent

  • 8 April 2014 — 30 November 2019 *on now

On the centenary of each year of WW1 you will find details of the servicemen who lost their lives who had Sandwich connections.

The displays will show when they died and which actions they were part of. There will be photos of some of these men and of troops who were in Sandwich en route to the war. In 2016 we will be featuring photos of Port Richborough which started shipping war supplies to Flanders in 1916. (If you book a party in to visit the Display you will also be able to see a German Spandau machine gun which is not normally on display)
Booking : 01304 617197
Opening : Tues, Weds, Fri, Sat : 10.30 - 12.30 + 2pm -4pm
Thurs, Sun : 2pm-4pm
NB Closed Mondays

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
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.
Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: Sandwich Guildhall Museum

  • 12 — 13 September 2015

The museum is dedicated to the history of Sandwich from Roman times up to the 20th Century. It shows the development of the Cinque Ports and the privileges and customs that were granted. International commerce, boat building, weaving and market gardening played an important role in the wealth of the town. The latest addition is the record and time line of the 1914-18 War and the sacrifice of the servicemen associated with Sandwich and surrounds.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: Sandwich Guildhall

  • 12 — 13 September 2015

Take part in a guided tour of the historic court room, council chamber, jury room and mayor's parlour - little changed since 1579.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Sandwich Guildhall Museum
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Sandwich Guildhall Museum

Sandwich Guildhall Archive

Other museums in the area


Hon. Curator & Archivist

Sandwich Town Clerk


01304 617 197


01304 620170

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