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Castles & Museums

 

Deal Castle
Deal Castle
Tel: 01304 372762

Built during the reign of Henry VIII to protect England from a Spanish invasion. In the shape of a tudor rose, this castle is located on the seafront at Deal. It's a great place to explore with dark passages that wind through huge bastions. Take the inclusive audio tour of the castle and 18th centurn officers' quarters.


Walmer Castle and gardens

Walmer Castle and Gardens
Tel: 01304 364288

This Tudor Castle has been transformed over the years into an elegant home and residence of the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports. Today visitors can see the principle rooms and enjoy the garden created for HM The Queen Mother's 95th birthday. Another famous resident was the Duke of Wellington - see his bedroom with the simple camp bed  and the chair where he died.   His famous boots and his uniform are on show. The beautiful gardens are well worth a visit and there is a wild area with tracks for exploration. There is also a gift shop and coffee shop offering tasty snacks.


Timeball tower

Timeball Tower
Tel: 01304 360897

A four floor museum of time and maritime communications on Deal Seafront. Deal's timeball has a special place in history. It was the first to be operated by a direct signal via the electric telegraph of the S.E Railway from Greenwich.  The top floor retains the original timeball mechanism and record book. Telescopes give superb views over the downs.


  

 

   

Deal Maritime and Local History Museum
Address: 22 St George's Road, Deal, Kent CT14 6BA
Email: museum@dealmuseum.co.uk  


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/

  KENT MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE

Kent MOMI is a not for profit museum that explores the deep history of the moving image -  from the days of candle-lit magic lantern performances and hand-painted slides, through Victorian visual experimentation, to the advent and the heyday of cinema.

Opening hours: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 12-6pm.

Address: Kent MOMI, 41 Stanhope Road, Deal, CT14 6AD

Tel: 01304 239515

www.kentmomi.org