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.

Home Front Whitstable, 1914-18

  • 20 December 2014 — 4 January 2015

Exploring life on the British home front 1914-18 through original posters, cartoon artwork and popular arts and souvenirs.

Whitstable's stories are remembered via individuals involved in recruitment drives, convalescent nursing, fundraising, rationing, supporting family on the Front, and commemorating the dead.

In partnership with the British Cartoon Archive and Telling Whitstable's Story community memories group.

Thursdays to Sundays 11am to 4.30pm. Closed 25 & 26 Decmber and 1 January 2015.

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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