Minster Gatehouse Museum has now re-opened!! Members of the Sheppey Local History Society have worked hard, following government guidelines, to make the museum safe for our volunteers and visitors. There have been some changes; we have to monitor and manage the amount of visitors in the museum at any one time, consequently there may be a short wait at busier times while we allow visitors to pass through and there is a one-way system in operation. Regular cleaning and sanitising will take place and there is hand gel available for your use, however we must ask that you refrain from handling artefacts at this time.
The good news is that the roof-top viewing platform is now back in use (weather permitting) and there is a wonderful new display featuring Deadman’s Island on the first floor and a new beautiful memorial garden and bench outside.
We are now welcoming visitors on Saturday and Wednesday afternoons 2 pm – 4.30 pm through September. We are collecting visitor details in line with Track and Trace requirements, so please try to bring a pen to fill in our form.
We are also now able to offer contactless payment for entry fees and shop purchases, for peace of mind and your convenience, cash is still being taken, however if possible, please bring the correct change. Entry Prices
In line with the government policy, social distancing and the wearing of face masks/coverings is now mandatory during your visit, with certain exemptions, so please ensure you bring this with you. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Visit Minster Gatehouse Museum, Minster, Isle of Sheppey, Kent and discover over 1000 years of history!
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When you have finished admiring views of the Island, Essex and the Medway from the highest point on the Island, there is plenty to see in the museum itself. This includes displays showing items from everyday lives since Victorian times, artefacts from local archaeological digs, fossils, art, and even a local history section with a cosy seating area for the keen or the weary. Our gift shop has something for everybody including an impressive range of local history books and postcards. There is ample free parking directly adjacent to the Gatehouse grounds.