Whitstable Museum and Gallery

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Whitstable Museum and Gallery

Whitstable Museum and Gallery
4.5
Art Museums • Children's Museums • History Museums
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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1-2 hours
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Heidi S
Southampton, UK48 contributions
Lovely find off the high street
Oct 2020 • Family
Gorgeous, smart little museum going back off the high street - it’s bigger than it looks. The
Staff were so welcoming and engaging with our children. This is a good place to visit fir adults or kids of all ages. Small, quaint and beautifully presented local treasures.
Written 29 October 2020
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jayneandmike60
Nottingham, UK62 contributions
Pocket gem
Sep 2020
We visited today (Thursday ) as it only opens thurs,fri,sat.
What a great little museum,certainly gives larger museums a run for there money.A really diverse selection on display and a large area given over to Peter Cushing who was a local lad,please visit as soon as you can this place needs more recognition,the staff are very friendly and are genuinely pleased to see you,you won’t be disappointed
Written 17 September 2020
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Kentishbookworm
Greenhithe, UK30 contributions
Lovely little museum
Feb 2020
Only a small museum, but full of interest. A section on local celebrity Peter Cushing, of Hammer Films fame, which is excellent. Dressing up clothes for children. Archeological artifacts and the second steam engine built by Stephenson. There’s a lot more that my ageing brain has forgotten. Friendly, informative staff and a nice selection of books and pamphlets of local interest. Highly recommended.
Written 26 February 2020
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Flyer1949
Greater London, UK146 contributions
Worth a visit for only £2 lots to see
Nov 2019
Had a volunteer guide walk us round and fill in details, also has the second train (after The Rocket ) built by Robert Louis Stevenson in the museum which has a lovely history behind it, also lots of local history on show.
Written 3 December 2019
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701roger
Herne Bay, UK293 contributions
Visit to see the Invicta engine
Sep 2019
We visited this exhibition having seen the Invicta engine granted in. The exhibition was well layed out and extremly informative.
Written 25 October 2019
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Mark Laraman
Whitstable, UK3 contributions
brilliant!
Oct 2019
staff were very informative and knowledgeable about whitsable. A very special thanks to Peter Bambury who kept my son entertained for a very long time.
Written 18 October 2019
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Rettrav2015
Essex, UK42 contributions
Weekend in Whitstable
Sep 2019
Quirky little Museum in the centre of Whitstable. It holds the Invicta Engine which was one of the first steam engines. Only £3 entrance . Well worth a visit
Written 11 October 2019
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Chris H
Deal, UK74 contributions
Worth visiting to see Invicta.
Aug 2019
This is a small local museum, £3 entry per person, but is well laid out, with informative displays and is dominated by the steam engine in the middle. For the uninitiated, the Canterbury and Whitstable Railway was the first regular passenger railway in the world and the restored Invicta was the original engine. There is information on the engine, the railway and details of the Crab and Winkle Way which is the cycle and foot path on the route now. There is information on local industry (oysters!) and local characters, including Peter Cushing who lived in the town for many years. It was a very pleasant diversion.
Written 2 September 2019
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Thanks Chris for the review, just add that we also have displays on the invention of helmet diving in Whitstable, fishing, shipbuilding and an exhibition "People on the Move".
Written 3 September 2019
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Jon L
Canterbury, UK183 contributions
Improved Again
Aug 2019
With the arrival of Invicta, the first steam train to pull paying passengers, this museum has moved into a higher gear. Staffed purely by volunteers, who are both knowledgeable and enthusiastic, there is a lively, friendly atmosphere in this local museum.
Apart from the steam train, the history of commercial diving, invented in Whitstable and its connection with the late, great Peter Cushing make The Whitstable Museum and Gallery a great place to visit.
Written 2 September 2019
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As volunteers, we are learning how to run a friendly museum, so this review is greatly supportive.
Written 3 September 2019
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Susan R
Ashford, UK275 contributions
A visit to see the Invicta engine
Aug 2019
We watched the invicta engine being airlifted into the museum, so we thought we would make a visit, it is well worth taking the time to do it, there are other interesting displays including items of interest about Peter Cushing, and other articles with great historic interest.
Written 20 August 2019
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Whitstable Museum and Gallery is open:
  • Thu - Sat 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM