The local history museum is based within the Town Council house, a former Doctor’s home and surgery adjacent to the Royal Military canal, and accessed via the local library.
Its collection is set out in cases or left open to handle along with detailed information boards. These take visitors through the history of Hythe from Roman times and then as a Cinque Port, with maps, furniture, costume, military equipment (linked to the Small Arms School of Musketry in Hythe for over 100 years before it was moved to Warminster), commercial, civic and social objects. Each one provides for different age groups enabling them to find inspiration, learning and enjoyment from the collection resulting in frequent re-visits and numerous related questions.
- Opening times: 9am – 6pm weekdays, 9am – 5pm Saturdays, except bank holidays and Christmas Eve
- Cost: Free
Oaklands, Stade Street, Hythe, Kent, CT21 6BG
(Access via library entrance)