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Whitstable Museum and Gallery

Closed Now: 11:00 - 16:30
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Very interesting

We visited the gallery to see the 'There but not there' exhibition. A small but interesting display... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Susan P
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Little museum, lots of content

I have to first mention the very helpful volunteers at the desk as I entered the museum. On... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2018
Carolyn S
Lydbrook, United Kingdom
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5A Oxford Street | Forresters' Hall, Whitstable CT5 1DB, England
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

We visited the gallery to see the 'There but not there' exhibition. A small but interesting display of memorabilia. All based on men from Whitsable who had served in the 1st world war.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Susan P
Reviewed 18 October 2018

I have to first mention the very helpful volunteers at the desk as I entered the museum. On discovering that I was not local they outlined the highlights of the museum collection and some interesting local history. There are a number of separate rooms, mostly...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Carolyn S
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Wander down the High Street and on the left, soon after you enter Oxford Street, you will find this small museum, full of fascinating Whitstable history and with a very helpful, enthusiastic and knowledgeable support staff. Worth a visit to learn more about the area...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Popped in to see the new Exhibit on Whitstables past trades. Not only was it interesting discovering how life was during those past years, l also learned new things about the Parishes and boundaries thanks to a very knowledgeable chap who works there. Going back...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Glyn K
Reviewed 11 June 2018

My wife worked in Whitstable's then TSB bank 40 years or so ago and this was our first visit back to the town since then. She had seen back then Peter Cushing regularly on his High Street balcony and the items in his exhibit and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

This small museum tucked away on the high street is a must do if in Whitstable. It had a range of displays from Roman pottery found on the sea bed , diving equipment, an old fire engine, Peter Cushing memorabilia, and lots of information about...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ukcamel
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Well worth an hour of your time. Excellent photographs and items to give you a really good and interesting view of this fascinating town and community.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

A must visit if you have been impressed with the charm of Whitstable’s seafront, harbour and buildings. A visit to the museum brings the past to life and highlights the firsts, passenger railway, diving suit and much more including its battle with the sea. Entrance...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank golfjon
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

I’m local to Whitstable and haven’t visited the museum in years. Decided to visit with a friend recently and forgot how great it is. They have kept it up to date and added a lot of new things. The old pictures of the town are...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Rosieleetea
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Must have past this loads of times and discovered thanks to Antiques Road Trip! Lovely place with good amount of history. ..some excellent art...stories of steam and flood and things for kids to do. Excellent value atc £3! Will definitely do back for another mooch...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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4 January 2019|
Response from Brian H | Property representative |
The museum is Wheelchair accessible, although at present this is not through the main entrance. The good news is that we have just obtained planning permission, and raised funds to make some building alterations which... More