Museums

Canterbury district is home to several museums attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors a year. Find out everything you need to know at Canterbury Museums.

Canterbury Heritage Museum

Formerly known as the Museum of Canterbury, Canterbury Heritage Museum is a 21st century interactive museum, whose theme is the city itself and its frequently turbulent history. The museum also plays home to some of Canterbury's most famous characters, Rupert Bear and Bagpuss.

Canterbury Roman Museum

Following a rejuvenating makeover in March 2013, Canterbury Roman Museum provides a fascinating and family friendly insight into Roman Canterbury. Built around the remains of an original Roman town house with mosaics and under-floor heating, the museum includes significant Roman finds and a brand new timeline which tracks the journey back in time from present day Canterbury to the original Roman street level. 

The Beaney

This fabulous new facility provides state of the art exhibition galleries, a brand new library, excellent learning facilities and a varied programme of events and activities for all ages. Find out what's on at The Beaney. 

Whitstable Museum and Gallery

Discover the unique seafaring history of Whitstable, famous for its oysters, diving, and celebrity residents! The Whitstable Museum and Gallery is packed with art, images, film and iconic objects: from a diver's helmet and knife, to the slippers in Cushing Corner, worn by the actor during the filming of Star Wars. The Gallery hosts a changing programme of national touring exhibitions and the cream of local and regional art. 

Herne Bay Museum and Gallery

From Dambusters to Floods, and Piers to Punch & Judy, the Herne Bay Museum and Gallery has plenty of surprises under one roof. Displays include local paintings, prints and photos, prehistoric elephant tusks and fossils from local beaches, coastal wildlife and a Barnes Wallis Bouncing Bomb prototype from World War Two. 

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