August 2016: Minster Gatehouse Museum is delighted to be awarded £6,800 by the Heritage Lottery Fund Sharing Heritage to create a digital record of Sheppey’s heritage. The initiative is being led by volunteers from the history society with training from Jon Pratty FRSA Creative Digital Producer for Ideas Test and photography assistance from Sheppey camera club. Hopefully students from University of Kent will be involved to help with the technology. The project is for 3 years and anyone interested in getting involved please contact the SLHS.
Most of the equipment purchased with the HLF grant has been purchased so we can start to Create a digital record of Sheppey’s heritage. SLHS volunteers are showing the visitors the new system on Saturday 1st April but we need more help, especially those interested in photography and/or being trained to use Modes system for documentation. Please contact Mary for a chat on 01795 872 837 if you are interested and can spare some time in preserving the island’s heritage.
Now completed is the Sheppey History Time Line.
Time Line starts from Stone Age and finishes up until today.
In is situated on the walls of the 12 century Year old stairwell and ends on the roof of the Gatehouse, where the views are breathe taking.
It was painted by local artistes Julie Bradberry and her daughter Anna
It is well worth a visit.
Gatehouse is open on Saturdays this time of the year 2-4.30. For group visits please ring Lena 01795875111.
October Wedesday 26th 2-4.30 Halloween tours around the haunt Gatehouse, all children to come dress in costume, fun and games, entrance to the Gatehouse children £2 , Adults Free, must be accompanied by a Adult
October Saturday 29th 2- 4.30 a special Halloween afternoon for children story time and Halloween crafts please dress in costume. Fun and games, entrance to the Gatehouse children £2, Adults Free, must be accompanied by a Adult
Fossil Roadshow Saturday 20th August2-4.00 pm
Fossil expert Fred Clouter will be at the Gatehouse with his fossil collection and ready to identify your finds.
normal admission prices to the Museum
Adults £2 Seniors £1.50 Child £1