Minster Gatehouse Museum has a number of displays of artefacts from local archaeological digs, art and displays of everyday lives from Victorian times. It also houses a large selection of radios in its collection dating back to the early 20th Century, paintings by local artist Harold Batzer and you can explore local newspaper archives as well. Its fossil collection endorses the fact that Sheppey is also famous as ‘fossil island’ where Lower Eocene, 50 million year old fossil remains of marine animals can be found quite commonly. The fossils are beautifully preserved and unique to the London clay deposits, and found nowhere else in the world, according to the museum.

Opening Hours
Wednesday to Saturday

Adult: £2
Child - up to 18 years: £1
Concession: £1.50
Family - 2 adults + up to 3 children: £5

Due to the age of the building, the museum is not accessible for wheelchair users or buggies.

Picture Credit: © Minster Gatehouse Museum.


Union Road, Minster on Sea, Sheerness, Kent ME12 2HW, UK

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