Photography competition

Each year we hold a photography competition and exhibition, and produce a calendar from some of the wonderful photos.

The next theme, for exhibition in 2018 and a 2019 calendar, is Leisure and Pleasure in Herne Bay. Please look through your photos, spread the word and pick up your entry forms from the museum.

 

Fossil Walk report

Here’s one I found earlier! A chance to learn about fossils found in the area on previous occasions.

During Bayfest this summer, one very popular event was a fossil walk. Due to popular demand, on Sunday we held our second fossil walk – children and adults met to learn from Phil Hadland about fossils in the area and how to find them. This included a chance to study items like the elephant’s tooth found in the area near the pier.

After learning about what to look for, and the best way to find interesting items, they headed down to the shore to have their own hunt, complete with sieves, tweezers and other essential pieces of equipment. And wellies. Definitely wellies.

Just some of the finds from the latest walk – sharks’ teeth and fossilised wood.

These walks have proved immensely popular, and we’ve received several requests for more. We are limited by tide times and expert availability, but watch this space for more information on any future events planned.

Don’t forget, there is further information about the town at the Seaside Museum, including fossils on display.

 

A chance to go treasure hunting with an expert on hand

Photography exhibition – Leisure and Pleasure in Herne Bay

Entry forms and Terms and Conditions for our next photography exhibition and competition are now available.

Leisure and Pleasure in Herne Bay seeks to celebrate the many ways that our locals and visitors can have fun around the town.

Entries to be at the museum by 16th January 2018.

Once again there will be a chance to vote for your favourite, to be included in our next calendar.

It is your responsibility to obtain any necessary permission from anyone featured in your photo!

Entries from children welcome.

Photography Entry Form 2018

Photo comp 2018 Terms and Conditions

Tight Lines – A Dip into the History of Herne Bay’s Sea Angling Clubs

Heron Angling Society, The Herne Bay Angling Association and Greenhill Sea Angling Club have come together to put on a fascinating exhibition on the history of sea angling in the town. Exhibits include vintage and classic outboard motors, fishing equipment, memorabilia and photographs. The gallery gives an insight into over 100 years of sea angling and some of the local people who established the clubs and traditions.
The exhibition opens on 16th September and runs until Sunday November 12th. The Seaside Museum Herne Bay is open Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 4pm.
An accompanying talk is planned for Monday 9th October, The One That Got Away, by Kevin Morris. This will be held at the museum at 6.30 for a 7pm start. Tickets for the talk are available from the museum.

 

Wheels of time presentations

The Seaside museum would like to celebrate and congratulate Rafferty Parr-Clark and Abigail Balmer, seen here receiving their bronze Wheels of Time badge and certificate, after visiting 10 sites in the scheme. Both are now working towards collecting their silver badges.
Presented by Ian Tittley, chairman,  and Audrey Parkes, Trustee of The seaside Museum Herne Bay,  museum coordinator of the scheme  and Core Member of the Wheels of Time.

Fossil hunting

Our beach is well known for sharks’ teeth, but what else can be found?

During Bayfest, a group of adults and children had the chance to find out, as they joined expert Phil Hadland for a walk along the shore at low tide.

This event proved very popular, and another has been arranged for 17th September – contact the museum for further information and to book your place.

UPDATE: the fossil walk on 17th September is now fully booked, I’m afraid – keep watching for further events!

children and adults searching for fossils on the beach at low tide

What’s On September onwards

Our new What’s On list is now available from the museum, listing our exhibitions, talks and children’s events for the next few months.

We also have another fossil walk planned, for 17th September at 3.30pm. Booking is essential for this very popular activity. Join our expert for a walk along the beach and learn what to look out for and how to find the different types of fossils commonly found in the area.

Full information is available from the museum.

 

Tight Lines exhibition

Our next exhibition, opening 16th September will be Tight Lines – A dip into the history of Herne Bay’s Sea Angling Clubs, in association with Heron Angling Society, the Herne Bay Angling Association and Greenhill Sea Angling Club.

Exhibits include vintage and classic outboard motors, fishing equipment, memorabilia, photographs and much more!

 

Our next photo competition

As the artwork is finished off for the 2018 calendars, to be available in the museum shop from September onwards, here’s some advance information on next year’s competition.

The theme will be Leisure and Pleasure, and we hope to feature a wide variety of photos celebrating the different activities our town has to offer.

Full terms and conditions will be made available later on, when the competition is officially launched nearer the end of the year, but in the meantime start taking those photos!

We do ask that you are very aware of the need to seek permission from anyone identifiable in the photographs, and will assume that you have done so before you submit any photos to us.

We can’t wait to see what you come up with!