LATEST NEWS: Minster Gatehouse Museum has re-opened!! Members of the Sheppey Local History Society have been worked hard, following government guidelines, to make the museum safe for our volunteers and visitors. There are some limitations; we are currently only able to open for 2 afternoons per week, there is a one way system in operation and unfortunately there will be no access to the roof . The good news is that 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.  We are collecting visitor details in line with Track and Trace requirements, so please try to bring your own 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.  From the 8th of August, the wearing of face masks/coverings is mandatory during your visit, unless there is a legitimate reason, 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.

We can provide light refreshments during your visit, and 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.