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Entry to the museum is free but why not support our museum by becoming a member and receive regular news and information about local history ?
The Museum will re-open to the public on Saturday 7th March 2020 at 10am and will then be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1.30pm until 4pm and on Saturdays from 10am until 2pm.  In the meantime of course we are open for on-line sales and enquiries

67 East Street, Sittingbourne,
Kent ME10 4BQ
T: 07472 268 388

Sittingbourne's Very Own Museum

Sittingbourne has had a museum since 1999 but still there are many people who either don’t know about it or where to find it. Located at 67 East Street, Sittingbourne Heritage Museum is split over two levels and several rooms. The museum houses many objects from Sittingbourne and the surrounding villages which have been donated or loaned by local residents and other museums. We are able to have regularly changing displays, as well as our more permanent features such as ‘The Plough‘ finds cabinet of late medieval items rescued from the demolished public house, which once stood opposite the museum.

But there is more to the museum than just displays. Behind the scenes, researchers are peering into the town’s past, and then producing highly respected books on various topics.. These books and many more are available in our small shop which forms an integral part of the museum.

We have a number of volunteering vacancies including for museum stewards on Saturdays. There are other roles too. No previous is experience necessary as training will be given.

Please contact the secretary (see volunteering).

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Two New Books are available 

"East Street, Sittingbourne - A Historical Insightby Helen Allinson for £16.95 from the museum and other outlets or online - see our shop page for details.

"LEN HURST Champion Belter" - The Story of Sittingbourne's Len Hurst who became Britain's first Marathon Runner. This is for £15.99 from the museum.

Click here to complete the order form on our shop page.

For subscriptions, click here to go to the membership page
'Swale's Identity'
Our Common Heritage
on Saturday 21st March 2020
at The Appleyard, Avenue of Remembrance, Sittingbourne
What's new on the site?
Genealogists might be interested in requesting a search on any of our small databases. NEW to the site is a a search of some village memorials and cemeteries. See our "Research" pages . We also now have a bibliography for researchers on the site, and a list of Journal essays from the Museum's Quarterly Journal published since 1998
The Story of Sittingbourne's Len Hurst, Britain's first Marathon Runner. By Alex Wilson
All welcome to both the all-day conference and the exhibition. Topics will include all aspects of our local history, from prehistory up to the modern era.
Tickets £5 (including lunch) from Eventbrite or at the Heritage Hub, Sittingbourne
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