The Museum will be closed for much of January, then from Saturday January 27th open at the Forum shopping centre, Saturdays from 10.30am till 2.30pm
We will also be open on some weekdays.
In addition to our public open days, we are also open for pre-arranged group visits and of course online for enquiries, research, sales, volunteering etc.
During the last couple of years we have worked on ways to bring access to our collection to members and the world at large. We have created our own Youtube channel and produced a number of videos to achieve this. For example: (click on the image and then use the back arrow on browser to return here)
News for Spring 2024:
Latest two new books available:
Sittingbourne in the 1970s
by Helen Allinson and the Museum study group
Now on its third printing!
contains over 100 photographs of the area in this decade of much change. See our online shop for orders.
A Look at Rodmersham 1850 to 1955
by Helen Allinson
During the middle of the nineteenth century Rodmersham was a small, purely agricultural village with a population of just 328. The census return of 1851 throws a spotlight upon life in at that date. The men overwhelmingly worked on the farms in the parish
It has been a pleasure to listen to the recollections of those who grew up in Rodmersham and to gain some understanding from them of growing up in a village which, in the days before general car ownership, still felt very separate from the neighbouring town of Sittingbourne.