Whitstable Museum and Gallery

Whitstable Museum and Gallery


Whitstable's distinctive coastal community and seafaring customs are the main themes of the town's lively museum; with particular features on oysters, diving and shipping.

The captivating collection - with numerous new additions - gives townspeople and their visitors an idea of why Whitstable is here, how it grew and how it is changing over the years.

In 2001 the Museum was awarded the international Nautiek Award for services to diving history. This was the first time the trophy had been awarded in the UK - the last recipient was the Naval Undersea Museum in Washington, USA.

Further galleries show pictures of Whitstable's coast and the noteworthy collection of ship 'portraits' which capture the town's trading links around the globe.

A special display focuses on the rich wildlife of the local shoreline - the plants, fossils, shells and birds to be found there.

The displays have proved a important resource much used by local schools. Paper, pencils and clipboards are always available for making drawings, a changing selection of which is displayed in the Museum.

The art gallery is a fashionable venue for the frequently changing special exhibitions - usually 6 per year. It hosts both national touring exhibitions and those put on by local talents.

The Museum has an on-site shop (open during the same hours as the Museum) stocking a range of souvenirs and publications.

Opening times (please check before visiting)

Open daily (except Sundays, Good Friday and at Christmas) 10am to 4pm. Also open on Sundays 1pm to 4pm during July and August.

Tel: 01227 276 998


Admission is free. Disabled access available.

Our address is:

Whitstable Museum and Gallery

Oxford Street




Disclaimer: The information on this leisure attraction was presented with the best of intentions. Any reported errors will be corrected immediately. People interested in contacting the above leisure attraction should confirm for themselves the accuracy of any data presented.

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015