Whitstable Museum and Gallery

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Oxford Street

  • Phone: 01227 276998

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.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Please see the website for information about opening times.


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

Travel directions:

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

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Toilets
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Shop
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas


  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Specialist publications on collections available

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