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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 the late local historian, Harold Gough,
and is funded and administered by Canterbury City Council. The museum
was a Canterbury City Council Mystery Shopper Awards 2009 silver award
winner. The gallery hosts local art exhibitions, and there is a free
events programme.

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