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Whitstable Museum and Gallery

5A Oxford Street | Forresters' Hall, Whitstable CT5 1DB, England
+44 1227 276998
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Great overview

Four of us visited during a four night stay in Whitstable. It's a great place to sense the history... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2017
bluetunney
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Lovely little museum

Not open very often out of season so make sure you time your visit well. The museum is mainly the... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2017
TravelBugDW
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5A Oxford Street | Forresters' Hall, Whitstable CT5 1DB, England
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+44 1227 276998
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Reviewed 8 June 2017

Four of us visited during a four night stay in Whitstable. It's a great place to sense the history and importance of the town. Small in size but packed with displays relating to such things as railways, diving, fishing, entertainment, social history and, of course,...More

1  Thank bluetunney
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Not open very often out of season so make sure you time your visit well. The museum is mainly the history of Whitstable with focus on the oysters fishing business which is an important part of the towns history. In addition there are some very...More

1  Thank TravelBugDW
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This museum is only open on some days and is mainly staffed by volunteers. It is a welcoming place telling the history of Whitstable,

1  Thank vivian n
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

I was surprised how much there was to see for a small local museum. We'd been about 10 years ago, but I'd forgotten what was on display. A good mix of history, ranging from Peter Cushing memorabilia, the 2nd world war, Whitstable souvenirs, diving gear,...More

1  Thank Pete M
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Accessed via a small entrance off of Oxford St, but once inside it is really quite spacious, with all exhibits on level ground. They have captured the history of the town very well, focusing on Oysters, Wooden Boat building and two inventions i.e helmet diving...More

1  Thank graham r
Reviewed 22 April 2016

The seaside on the doorstep of London, well worth a visit, try a plate of oysters with a glass of Guiness, yummy!

1  Thank Bester J
Reviewed 24 October 2015

I was there in my youth for 20 years - now Whitstable so grand a small history given is cursory - from Swalecliffe, Chestfield Tankerton and then Whit... I sometimes wished I had never left - over indulgent self itself has gone and now beyond...More

1  Thank Ultimate007
Reviewed 15 October 2015

I visited Whitstable about 8 years ago as it was where one of my heroes and favorite actors lived, Peter Cushing, there is a lovely collection of item related to Peter, posters, stills, his bag which contained many items used by him. The lady in...More

1  Thank Philip B
Reviewed 6 September 2015

Glad to see the Museum still open has some nice displays and is very much a part of Whitstable. Worth a visit and a small donation.

1  Thank Luke K
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Many local museums display artifacts that have been found in the local area. Whitstable Museum does this but additionally it celebrates the important inventions that started their existence in Whitstable and the famous people that made their lives there. A terrific place to spend a...More

3  Thank Jon L
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