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Herne Bay, England, CT6
United Kingdom

Community website for all things Herne Bay (Kent, UK). Covers: The Downs, Herne Bay Museum, Herne Bay Historical Records Society, Herne Bay Pier Trust, Herne Bay in Bloom, East Cliff Neighbourhood Panel, No Night Flights, Manston Airport, Save Hillborough, Kitewood, WEA, Local Plan and much, much more...

Friends of the Museum

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The Friends of Herne Bay Museum & Gallery

Museum to be Managed by Trust

Canterbury City Council are pressing ahead with plans to put the coastal museums out to Trust for community bodies to manage.

Find out how you can help make it amazing - click to download either document.

Left: background and explanations. Right: how you can help.

Herne Bay Museum & Gallery  8 William Street, Herne Bay, Kent CT6 5EJ

Herne Bay Museum & Gallery

8 William Street, Herne Bay, Kent CT6 5EJ

Welcome. We are a non-profit making group dedicated to helping keep a museum in the town, freely open to all, for residents and visitors alike.

The original museum was established in 1932, but its present incarnation was opened in 1996 and falls under the auspices of Canterbury City Council’s Museum Service. It is notable for being a seaside tourist attraction featuring local archaeological and social history. It includes fascinating prehistoric remains found locally, the Roman invasion and occupation of East Kent and the history of the town as a popular holiday resort. It’s also known for its local art exhibitions, and for the legendary World War II bouncing bomb.

The Friends was formed in 2010 after a short and successful campaign to keep the museum open when it nearly fell victim to the spending cuts that were the consequence of the credit crunch of 2008.

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