The season opens on Good Friday 30th March 2018. This year will include a new Royal Marines Exhibition which depicts the history of the Royal Marines at the Deal Barracks and focuses on the School of Music, PT instructors, Commandos, Wrens, nurses and other women associated with the Barracks, the Sergeants' Mess Panto and much more.
Dunkirk, East Kent Coalfield, Deal High Street Maps.....
Tender Too, one of the original 'little ships' that helped in the rescue of men from the beaches of Dunkirk in World War Two is on show within a backdrop of the museum's popular Dunkirk display. the former East Kent Coalfield is celebrated and amongst the impressive collection of mining memorabilia is an interactive audio-visual presentation telling the story of this local mining industry.
A series of Deal High Street Maps shows the occupancy of premises over the decades and is featured along with a wide variety of local history artefacts. A World War One trench scene, Saxon King, the last Deal Galley in the town and a Model Boat Room are just some of the many other exhibits displayed.
For people with limited mobility a new tablet computer is available on the ground floor and shows the key exhibits upstairs.
Families are welcome and there is a free pirate hat and quiz and several interactive quizzes. Further information is available on http://www.dealmuseum.co.uk/