Community round up of other heritage projects

Details of heritage based initiatives lead by other organisations across Canterbury.

In addition to the council-led initiatives, this section details some of the many other heritage based initiatives which other organisations are leading across the Canterbury district.

For more information please contact the project organisers.

Heritage open days

Heritage open days give access to a wealth of heritage places, many of which are normally closed to the public.

Hop Hoodening festival

Kent’s original hop festival began in 1957 and has taken place in Canterbury and the surrounding area on the second Saturday in September ever since (now in its 66th year) including a service in Canterbury Cathedral.

Canterbury Food and Drink festival

Celebrating local food and drink.

Green Hop Beer fortnight

Celebrating local Kentish hops and beer.

Canterbury Festival

Starting in 1920, the festival is now an international arts festival and has been running every year since 1984, using many heritage sites across the city.

Canterbury Society design awards

The Canterbury Society design awards aim to recognise and celebrate buildings, spaces and places that are loved by our community. The Awards celebrate projects nominated by the people who live alongside them, use them and who have a real understanding of their impact on the local area.

Canterbury Society blue plaque scheme

The Canterbury Society is planning to implement a new blue plaque scheme within the city of Canterbury. The society made a call for potential nominees in 2021. Subject to funding and any necessary permissions, plaques will be installed.

Whitstable Maritime gamecock conservation project

Ongoing volunteer project to restore the 1907 Oyster Yawl, is now on the Register of National Historic Vessels.

Timescapes Kent

Timescapes Kent are a volunteer group working on a variety of projects including the Tankerton wreck excavations, Old Brig excavations at Seasalter, the Tankerton tapestry illustrating our wartime coastal defences, and a variety of community and education projects.

Whitstable Museum

Whitstable Community Museum and gallery has permanent galleries, temporary exhibitions, archives and events open to everyone.

Herne Bay Seaside Museum

The seaside museum offers a programme of seashore walks and evening talks alongside their permanent exhibitions.

Canterbury Cathedral

See what's on at Canterbury Cathedral this year.

Christopher Marlowe statue

The Christopher Marlowe Statue Committee are planning to create a new statue of Christopher Marlowe in Canterbury.