Deal Maritime and Local History Museum

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The Deal Maritime and Local History Museum was founded in 1972 and is administered by a private Charitable Trust. It is managed and run entirely by a corps of volunteers with the aim of preserving Deal's local and maritime heritage.

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Opening hours

1st April until 30th September:
Monday to Saturday 2pm to 5pm

Closed: Sundays

Exhibits include the Saxon King (the last of the Deal Galleys), many ships models (including the Cutty Sark), colourful figureheads and numerous pictures, prints and memorabilia of the famous Deal Boatmen, the Deal, Walmer, and Kingsdown lifeboat crews and of the Royal Marines stationed at Deal for over 300 years.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Land Transport, Maritime

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Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: Maritime and Local History Museum

  • 11 September 2015

Formerly an industrial site with a variety of uses (including a velocipede store, workshop and garage), the building now contains a fascinating display of the history of Deal.

The Maritime Gallery on the ground floor houses many artefacts from the town’s impressive maritime history including model and full-sized boats. The hazards of the sea and are illustrated by photographs, paintings and written accounts of the Great Storm of 1703.

The first floor displays aspects of the local industry and domestic history of the town, with a selection of the museum’s collection of drawings and other artefacts.

Special exhibitions in the museum this year cover the history of the local press, the Dunkirk evacuations, the First World War and the Royal Marines.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Deal Maritime and Local History Museum
22 St George's Road
CT14 6BA




01304 375816

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