Things to do in Kent include a visit to the Whitstable Community Museum visitors can learn about local stories of diving, fishing, shipwrecks and more. The town, and neighbouring Chestfield, Seasalter, Swalecliffe and Tankerton, have the most amazing and varied histories. It features one of the world’s oldest railway locomotives, Invicta, an 1867 fire engine and an 1830 stationary beam engine. This volunteer-run Museum also offers interactive activities for children, including dressing up in Victorian clothes and a Museum Trail, and it is proud to say it is bigger than it looks.

Opening Hours
Term Time
Thursday to Saturday
School Holidays
Wednesday to Saturday
Bank Holidays

Adult: £3
Concessions - aged 60 years +: £2
Student: £1
Child - under 18 years: Free
Local residents - CT1 to CT6: Free.

There is one disabled parking space outside the Museum. The Museum and courtyard garden are on one level, however the main entrance is up two low steps into Foresters’ Hall.


Street level public parking (barrier, pay on exit) in Middle Wall Car Park CT5 1BJ. Charity car park at Whitstable Junior School 21A Oxford Street CT5 1DB at weekends and school holidays.

Advisory Notes
Under 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Picture Credit: © Whitstable Community Museum & Gallery.

  • Foresters’ Hall, 5A Oxford Street, Whitstable, Kent CT5 1DB, UK

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