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Sandwich Guildhall Museum and Archives
South East

The Guildhall, Cattle Market
Kent, CT13 9AH
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Learn about the rich and varied history of Sandwich at this free to visit museum

Sandwich Guildhall Museum, situated in the heart of the town, tells the rich and varied story of Sandwich through the ages, from its early beginnings to the present day.

Located in the 16th Century Guildhall the museum houses treasures including the 1300 A.D Sandwich Magna Carta and Charter of the Forest as well as artefacts dating back to the  Mesolithic period.

Thanks to a Heritage Lottery Fund bid, awarded in 2016 the museum has been refurbished and reopened in May 2017. This has included activities for children, special exhibitions and animations created by Royal Holloway College, University of London. 

You can learn ...

  • Why the Sandwich Mayoral attire must be black.
  • Why you get given a bun for running around a chapel.
  • How Sandwich came to play an integral part in the evacuation of German Jews during World War Two.

and much much more.

Accessibility Information

Wheelchair access