A registered charity, the Museum provides a portrait of Sittingbourne and the surrounding area at various times from the recent past to our earliest history. From before Roman times people have inhabited the area. They worked on the land; they were traders on and around Milton Creek; they worked in the town’s many inns catering for travellers on the busy Dover Road; they were employed in the brickfields and in the paper mills. During the two world wars they went off to war or made preparations for the worst.
Displays such as our 1940s kitchen and numerous displays of local artefacts tell their story. The Museum also has collections of over 8000 photographs, 300 documents, over 5000 artefacts and hundreds of maps.
Take the 360-degree tour to see the Museum's contents.
Closed during the health crisis, but likely to open in summer 2021
However, the Museum's website offers genealogical enquiries, and the Youtube channel has nearly 30 short videos on Sittingbourne & Milton's history.
Our research group undertake studies of many aspects of local history, and we have so far published nearly 20 books, available from our website and from on-line retailers.
See website or telephone: 07472 268388 for enquiries
Cost: Free entry
Youtube: Sittingbourne Heritage Museum