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.

Closed until further notice

  • Opening times:
    • Closed for 5pm on 20 March 2020 until further notice.
    • To 30th September 2019
      • Weekdays 9am – 6pm ,
      • Saturdays 9am – 5pm ,

        except bank holidays and Christmas Eve

    • From 1st October 2019:
      • Tuesday to Friday 09:30 to 17:00
      • Saturday 09:30 to 16:30

        except bank holidays and Christmas Eve

  • Cost: Free
  • Website:

Oaklands, Stade Street, Hythe, Kent, CT21 6BG
(Access via library entrance)