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Whitstable Museum and Gallery

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Address: 5A Oxford Street | Forresters' Hall, Whitstable CT5 1DB, England
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Lovely little museum

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 nice paintings as well as a nice section on the late, great Peter Cushing.

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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,

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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, an old fire engine, and even a mammoths tusk. The lady on the front desk... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 & a steam drawn passenger railway. Everything is well laid out & labelled, with enthusiastic... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 its own ego - but I love my home town even so!

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 the museum was very friendly and was happy to discuss and talk about Peter and... More 

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 couple of hours and increase your knowledge, too.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

This is a real gem. You are shown around on a private tour and get to experience this old building. There is a cafe on site. Highly recommend to see.

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