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Modern take on ancient objects

Artists from the CT6 contemporary art group have taken their inspiration from objects in Herne Bay museum for their latest exhibition. Their display, which runs until Saturday September 11 2010, is linked to the BBC/British Museum A History of the World project and features the work of 12 town artists.

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Herne Bay Museum – History

The museum was originally established in 1932 and from 1936 was sited in the High Street above the library. It moved to its present William Street site in 1997. The William Street premises is a Georgian building now in a Conservation Area, and William Street was the main shopping street until at least 1883. It was run for years by …

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Herne Bay Museum – Times, Prices and Location

Opening Hours Every day 10:00 to 16:00, except New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day.Please Note: Circumstances may cause changes in opening times – please ring to check before making a special trip (01227 367 368). Prices Adult £2.00; Discount £1.00 (senior citizens, students, people with disabilities – proof of status may be required); Children free to a maximum …

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Use it or Lose it

One of the reasons that Herne Bay Museum was vulnerable to closure was that of all the museums in the Council’s service, its visitor figures were the least impressive. They had in fact been dropping for the last couple of years. One of the things we can do as a group is to help reverse this trend. The community needs …

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Herne Bay Museum – about the Friends

Chair: Jenny Cross Secretary: David Cross Membership Secretary: Phil Rose Acting Treasurer: Andrew Cook Committee: Jan Cook, Dick Eburne, John Fishpool, Jason Hollingsworth, Sylvia McKean, Mandy Troughton. You can contact us by email with your questions and comments about Membership, or the Newsletter, or anything else at: MuseumFriends@HerneBayMatters.com You can also contact us by post. Any and all Membership matters:FoHBM, …

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Aims and Objectives

To become a stakeholder group and consequently have some influence, we needed to have a formal structure and constitution. The key aims and objectives are: To support a Museum in Herne Bay open to the general public at reasonable time. To encourage an interest in the history of Herne Bay through exhibits in the Museum and other appropriate means. To …

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Welcome

Welcome to the Friends of Herne Bay Museum, which has come into being really as a result of last years bombshell announcement of possible closure. The campaign group that formed in response to this threatforms the core of the current committee. The reason for the Friends is the need to cement the mass of protest into something more substantial, and …

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Befriend our Museum

If you want to save Herne Bay Museum, it's time to make your voice heard. That's the message from campaigners, who are hoping to set up a Friends group to fight for the museum's future.

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Herne Bay Historical Records Society

The Society was formed as the Herne Bay Records Society in 1932, and various archaeological specimens and other records relating to Herne Bay and district were either donated or loaned to the Society. The late Dr. T. Armstrong Bowes MA, MD, FSA was President from the inception until 1951. The Society’s Museum and its archives were originally accommodated in a …

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