Whitstable Museum and Gallery

Whitstable Museum and Gallery
Oxford Street
Whitstable
Kent
CT5 1DB
England

Website

www.canterbury-museums.co.uk

E-mail

Museums

museums@canterbury.gov.uk

Telephone

01227 276998

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Dive in to maritime history and explore the town. The fascinating displays give townspeople and visitors an idea of why Whitstable is here, how it grew and how it has changed over the years. Its unique seafaring history is explored, incuding oyster fishing, diving and shipbuilding.

Discover local stories of seaside, floods, the world's first passenger steam railway, shopping, industries, newspaper cartoon characters Pip, Squeak and Wilfred, and memorabilia of famous resident Peter Cushing.

See the big red fire engine, sit at a Victorian school desk and hunt for fossil sharks teeth!

Changing exhibitions on varied themes plus regular events. Special activities for schools and groups.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Please see the website for information about opening times.

Admission charges

Adults £3.00
Discounts £2.00
Children - FREE to a maximum of two per paying adult.
Group tickets avaiable.

Getting there

miles from Canterbury via A28 and A290.

Whitstable Museum & Gallery is in the town centre in Oxford Street, close to the library and the theatre. The Museum is within walking distance of carparks and the railway station.

Parking : with charge

Accessible by Public Transport : 1 mile (1.6 kms) from Whistable station

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Land Transport, Maritime, Science and Technology, Social History

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

East Kent Printmakers

  • 27 March — 18 May 2014 *on now

An exciting new exhibition of prints by artists living and working in East Kent, with many of the works for sale. Special pop-up gallery featuring the wonderful and distinctive work of Ben Sands.

In partnership with The Print Block, Whitstable.

Thursdays to Sundays, 11am to 4pm.

Admission

Adults £3
Discounts £2
Children free to a maximum of two children per paying adult.

Website

http://www.canterbury-museums.co.uk

Art in miniature

  • 3 April — 8 June 2014 *on now

A rare chance to see a glorious collection of Romanian hand-decorated eggs, on loan from the Horniman Museum and Gardens in London, for two months. More than 60 intricately ornamented eggs will be on display, ranging from traditional religious themes to dynamic modern designs. An inspiration to all who enjoy art and craft and bound to make any visitor smile!

In partnership with the Horniman Museum and Gardens Objects in Focus loans programme.

Thursdays to Sundays, 11am to 4pm.

Admission

Adults £3
Discounts £2
Children free to a maximum of two children per paying adult.

Website

http://www.canterbury-museums.co.uk

Getting there

miles from Canterbury via A28 and A290.

Whitstable Museum & Gallery is in the town centre in Oxford Street, close to the library and the theatre. The Museum is within walking distance of carparks and the railway station.

Parking : with charge

Accessible by Public Transport : 1 mile (1.6 kms) from Whistable station

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