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LATEST NEWS:  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 afternoons 2 pm – 4.30 pm through October, plus Wednesday 28th October in the half term break; come along and see the witches! See the Events link for further information. We will close for the season at the end of October 2020, however we will stay be available via email for any queries or to purchase items from our gift shop.

NEW GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION REQUIRES US TO ENFORCE ‘THE RULE OF 6’. THIS MEANS THAT WE ARE OBLIGED BY LAW TO ENSURE THAT THERE ARE NO GROUPS OF MORE THAN 6 PEOPLE FROM DIFFERENT HOUSEHOLDS AT ANY ONE TIME.  GROUPS OF MORE THAN 6 FROM A SINGLE HOUSEHOLD WILL BE ACCEPTED.  ALL VISITORS MUST LEAVE THEIR TRACK AND TRACE DETAILS, OR UNFORTUNATELY WE WILL HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO REFUSE ENTRY.

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 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!

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.