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
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.
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.
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!
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.
As we reach the end of a busy summer, it’s time to look back on the Bayfest season. We’d be grateful if you would fill in this online survey, to help give an overall picture of the impact of the festival. Please don’t forget to mention any of the museum events you attended!
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!
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!
We had a great time at the Fun Day in Herne yesterday, meeting people and telling them about the museum. There were plenty of local souvenirs and small toys to buy, as well as books and other information about the town.
Did you know where else the bouncing bombs were tested during the Second World War?
It’s common knowledge that the bombs were tested off the coast of nearby Reculver, and a statue of Barnes Wallis now stands at on the downs near the King’s Hall to commemorate the connection.
But as this report suggests, they were tested in Scotland as well.
One of the smaller, Highball bombs is a popular attraction at the Seaside Museum, Herne Bay, and we are currently making arrangements to display the fragment of the larger Upkeep bomb that was found on Reculver beach earlier this year.