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The Seaside Museum Herne Bay

12 Wiliam Street
Herne Bay

The Seaside Museum Herne Bay has entertaining displays about this popular seaside resort and the fate of its famous pier. There are intriguing finds of fossils and archaeology, with a hands-on section and a special exhibitions gallery.

Also on display is a prototype of the famous Barnes Wallis bouncing bomb from the Second World War. These weapons used in the historic Dambuster raids were tested off Reculver. Find out more in the Dambuster audio-visual.

The Art Gallery has a collection which focusses on local views and on work by artists connected to the area. Workshops involving practising artists and related to the changing special exhibitions programme are planned for schools as a further focus on making art.

Disabled access is possible to all public areas.

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(2017 times)


Tuesday - Sunday 10am-4pm

Winter (1st November to 31st March):

Tuesday - Sunday 11am-3pm

If making a special visit, please phone to ensure the museum will be open.

Admission Charges

(2017 prices)

Adult £2.00; Child (5-16yrs) Free (accompanied by adult); Students/Concessions £1.60.
Group discounts and special education group rates.

Map of The Seaside Museum Herne Bay


The Seaside Museum is in the town centre at 12 William Street, near the sea front at the Clock Tower end. It is in the same building as the Visitor Information Centre.

The Seaside Museum Herne Bay Postcode for SatNav: CT6 5EJ


+44 (0)1227 367 368
+44 (0)1227 742 560

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