Father Christmas will tell stories in the museum on Saturday 9 December at 11am and 12pm.
Limited number of places so booking is recommended.
Cost £2.00 which includes a present.
Our next exhibition, Delving into Deco Dress, is currently being set up, and will be open to the public from Saturday 18th November.
There are a number of events planned to tie in with this exhibition, including:
27th November From the Edwardians to Thirties: the Development of Dress (7 for 7.30) Judith Dore Kent Costume Trust
9th January 2018 Glitz and Glamour: Decorations on 1920s costume (7 for 7.30) Judith Dore Kent Costume Trust
Sunday 7th January 2018 Making of the 1920s Elsa Dress Marian Heath Kent Costume Trust talk/workshop (4-6)
Saturday 18th November Launch of our children’s competition: Design your own party clothes inspired by the 1920s.
Children are asked to design party clothes inspired by the Delving into Deco Dress and Design exhibition using any medium – crayons, glitter, material, paint etc. Prizes for the best designs. Competition closes Sunday 14 January 2018.
Saturday 25th November Children’s workshop Make a 1920s party headband for Christmas
The exhibition is in conjunction with the Kent Costume Trust.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!