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Minster Abbey Gatehouse Museum

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Address: Union Road, Minster on Sea ME12 2HW, England
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A 'tardis' museum with devoted staff

When we arrived I told my boys 'we'll on be in here foe about 15 minutes, its tiny' Wrong! Three floors of amazing exhibits and staff who really care about the place and their... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
JANECLUBB
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we arrived I told my boys 'we'll on be in here foe about 15 minutes, its tiny' Wrong! Three floors of amazing exhibits and staff who really care about the place and their visitors. We were given a tour my an amazing gentleman who knew everything about the Isle of Sheppey - and believe me, theres lots to know.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The photograph is incorrect. It shows Minster Abbey not Minster Gatehouse Museum. The Gatehouse has a festive Christmas tree and lights around the turrets on the roof. Father Christmas was in residence too.

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Thank mary t
Sheerness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

The museum is quite small and and has several stair cases. Some of these are tight spiral staircases. This means it is unsuitable if you are disabled or in a wheel chair. This is due to the building being an old medieval gatehouse. There are lots of interesting items on display all local items. A nice way to spend an... More 

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Thank Keith J
Isle of Sheppey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

open mainly weekends, and a few stairs. but so worth the visit. also the views from the Abbey is lovely. parking is free

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Minster on Sea, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

This is a lovely old abbey which holds a lot of ancient history and antiquities. Well worth a visit to see for yourself.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

It was closed when I visited. However the architecture was great and I was able to look around the outside and enjoy the ambiace of the building.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Visited today to find it closed, however was able to walk around it and admire the building and local cemetery. Check opening times before visiting.

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Romford, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

This place is a little treasure to the Isle of Sheppey. So much History, helpfull volunteers, full of information. So much to see , you will need a second visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed our visit, my mum loved it because there were gas masks etc and memories from her childhood. My 9 year old granddaughter loved it too especially with mum educating her as we went along. The views from the roof were great

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Swansea County, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

Roger & his helpers certainly know their history, went last year on a visit 'back home' could have spent far more time there but did managed to look around the Gatehouse & climb the spiral staircase which leads onto the roof. Even if your not a local, the history of the island is fascinating, if your lucky enough to catch... More 

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