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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 on-line and 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 (once the health crisis is over). 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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To JOIN US or for subscriptions, click here to go to the membership page.
What's new on the website?

Genealogists might be interested in requesting a search on any of our small databases. NEW to the site is a search of Air Raid Precautions wardens from the 1940s. There is also a search page for 1935 pensioners in the town. See our "COLLECTION" pages. For the casual browser there is some information related to the ship building industry of Milton Creek. There is also information related to the long gone cattle market that used to be held in the town.
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Our monthly study/research group has also been suspended until further notice. However there will be opportunities to do research and discuss these things amongst the group for those of us who have internet.
Now might be a good time to scan in those photographs that would be good in the Museum's collection, or to record the memories of an elderly relative to add to our archive. There's plenty to be done and you can stay in you own home of course!
We apologise that we are having to react to the current health crisis with cancellations, but of course we are still able to answer queries and will be producing newsletter and journal as normal. Deliveries may be disrupted so if you would like to switch to email delivery for the duration please let us know using the form on the "members' information" page. See our Facebook page also for news and photographs and debate.
Annual Subscriptions
Annual membership subscriptions to keep the museum running are now due. Please help us to prepare for a post-virus Museum by paying your subscription online or by bank transfer. Go to our subscription renewal page for how to do this. Many thanks
We have now suspended our joint talks programme until further notice. We will try to make items of interest available to our members and to the general public during this difficult time, and will put links on this site and on Facebook when they are available. 

Our AGM, due to take place on the 19th May will be postponed and again, notice will be given through whatever channels are available. 
We have now suspended hand and postal delivery of our newsletters. Please see our members information page to subscribe to or unsubscribe from our email list.
With effect from 17th March the Museum itself will be closed until further notice due to the current health crisis.
If you wish to contact us for any reason - please use email as a preferred method. The appropriate addresses will be found on this website. 
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