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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 is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1.30 until 4pm
and on Saturdays from 10am until 2pm
PLEASE NOTE: The museum will be open Saturday 21 Dec 2019 10:30 to 1:30
CLOSED: Through January & February 2020 
REOPEN: Saturday 7th March 2020 at 10am

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 a newsletter editor and 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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Our latest book is now available:

"East Street, Sittingbourne - A Historical Insight"

by Helen Allinson with contributions from Michael H Peters and John Mount and with drawings and design by Allen Whitnell.

price is £16.95 from the museum and other outlets or online for £20.50 including postage and packing

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

For subscriptions, click here to go to the membership page
A Historical Insight - Helen Allinson et al
Published: SHM
Price: £16.95 + p&p
Now available for £5 - our 2020  Heritage Calendar
featuring images from working life in Sittingbourne and surrounding area. Available from the museum, the heritage hub, or online from our shop page.
Watch out for our window display in Central Avenue in Sittingbourne.
Our Thanks to for supporting us
What's new on the site?
We now have a bibliography for researchers on the site, and a list of Journal essays from the Museum's Quarterly Journal published since 1998
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