Whitstable Community Museum and Gallery
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Covid-19 InformationCovid 19 Status:
Covid-19 Description of measures & availability:
- Open with distancing measures
Numbers of visitors are limited to 14 occupants at any one time. Social distancing is in operation with one way system and screening. Hand sanitation is provided and encouraged. Track and Trace recording in operation.: ClosedMonClosedTueClosedWedClosedThuClosedFri11:00 - 16:00Sat11:00 - 16:00SunClosed
We are a community run museum dedicated to capturing the town’s rich heritage. Our volunteers are on hand to show you the world’s first steam powered locomotive passenger railway built by Robert Stephenson to run from Whitstable harbour to Canterbury. Another world first on show is the helmet which was invented by a Whitstable man who, along with hid brother and local pals, went on to become this Nation’s go to team for underwater salvage and treasure hunting.And of course, because Whitstable is world famous for its oysters,there is plenty to see about the origins of the local industry and associated boat building. For children there are some fun things to do including hunting for shark’s teeth, dressing up in Victorian costume and finding out thet Whitstable was home to Peter Cushing, aka Doctor Who.
There is also a quiet garden courtyard to have a relaxing break with your own picnic should you so wish.: ClosedMonClosedTueClosedWedClosedThuClosedFri11:00 - 16:00Sat11:00 - 16:00SunClosedAccessibility features:
Contact phone number: 01227 264742Location: 11 Oxford St
- Wheelchair access
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Entrance Fees Adults £3. Over 60yrs £2, Students £1, Children under 18 Free (13yr and under to be accompanied by adult) Local residents CT1 -CT6 free.
Group bookings by arrangement phone David 01227 277580.
Museum is Reopening on Friday 10th July