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. Amongst many treasures on display is a Roman bowl, discovered nearby, Roman coins and Sandwich's copies of the 1300 Magna Carta and Charter of the Forest, one of only three locations to hold both charters.

Venue Type:

Archive, Museum, Heritage site

Opening hours

Wednesday-Sunday 10.00-16.00

Admission charges


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

Sandwich Guildhall Museum
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Sandwich Guildhall Museum

Sandwich Guildhall Archive

Other museums in the area


Heritage Development Officer

Sandwich Town Clerk


01304 617 197


01304 620170

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