In a bid to showcase the items we have in our collection, we are now doing Artefact of the Month.  Each month we will post a picture of an item of interest, with a little information about it.  This month we are showing this carved section of the ‘Crusader Tree’ that fell in the winds of the Great Storm on the 16th October 1987.

A large section of the tree is still with the museum, under the archway.


New for 2022, we have launched our new challenge for the children to take part in! There are 8 little nuns dotted around the museum, the challenge is to find them, write down their names (pencil and clipboard are provided), then once you have all the names, their first initials will rearrange to make the name of a very important person to do with the history of the Gatehouse! This is included in the standard admission fee for children should they wish to take part.  

We are still proudly participating in the Kent based Wheels of Time scheme, with e-badges available for those wishing to explore other sites. More information on this can be seen HERE.  We look forward to seeing you!!

With the recent changes in legislation, the wearing of face coverings is no longer required in the building, however given the relatively small space we have, you are welcome to wear a face covering during your visit.  Our volunteers may or may not be wearing face coverings dependant on their choice.

If you would like to see a sneak peek of the museum, Historic Swale have kindly produced a short video that allows you to take a look.  Use this link to go to the YouTube channel and take a look at their work so far.


Sheppey Local History Society is always looking for new members, please click here more information!


Wheels of Time news!

The Wheels of Time scheme is now online.  Multiple meetings and tests have been carried out and the system is in full operation, please click here for information on how to take part in this online version of the popular scheme.

Stay Safe

Best wishes 

The Gatehouse Volunteers