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The Guildhall Museum

Guildhall, Cattle Market | Sandwich, Kent, Sandwich CT13 9AH, England
+44 1304 617197
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Contains one of the few Magna Carta parchments and a great museum full of interest.

The current 'Battle of Sandwich' exhibition and talks reveal a conflict as decisive as Trafalgar... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
tonytaleweaver
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Sandwich, United Kingdom
Real history

The whole of Sandwich is a delight for lovers of English Medieval, from the Guildhall to the toll... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Norman J
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Woking, United Kingdom
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Guildhall, Cattle Market | Sandwich, Kent, Sandwich CT13 9AH, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The current 'Battle of Sandwich' exhibition and talks reveal a conflict as decisive as Trafalgar. The origins of the sandwich, the formation of the Cinque Ports, the loss of access to the sea, the first elephant to land in England, the Jewish refugees bought from...More

Thank tonytaleweaver
Dan F, Honorary Webmaster and Social Media Manager at The Guildhall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thankyou for your review, we're very lucky to have found a Magna Carta and Charter of the Forest to be able to showcase alongside taking you through a journey of the rich history associated with Sandwich. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 days ago

The whole of Sandwich is a delight for lovers of English Medieval, from the Guildhall to the toll bridge and many other things in between. The place oozes history from every pore. Walk in the footsteps of Elizabeth I, Henry VIII and Charles II. The...More

Thank Norman J
Dan F, Honorary Webmaster and Social Media Manager at The Guildhall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for your kind words, Sandwich is indeed a delight for all and hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 5 days ago

Very small but interesting museum with facts about Sandwich. Guides to explain the exhibits to you. Free!

Thank victoria s
Dan F, Honorary Webmaster and Social Media Manager at The Guildhall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for your review and we hope to see you again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed an ( all too brief) visit to Sandwich this week - a lovely town which we had not visited before. We dropped in to the "new" Guildhall Museum that has been renovated with lottery funding and has a well designed and informative series...More

Thank Ross S
Dan F, Honorary Webmaster and Social Media Manager at The Guildhall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thankyou for your comments, I'm delighted that you enjoyed your visit and will pass on your comments to the volunteers.

Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We visited the museum in October. The exhibition was excellent and the museum staff was very knowledgeable.

Thank Diala N
John S S, Manager at The Guildhall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

So glad you enjoyed your visit and I will let our staff know. In 1917 we will have a brand new layout for the Museum so hope you will be able to come again after April 1917 Regards John

Reviewed 11 September 2016

Well done to all of Sandwich....and probably most of Kent for a fabulous visitor weekend.There were so many great attractions manned in many cases by volunteers. The Mill, Thomas Paine's cottage, The Alms houses, and of course the fabulous tour of the Guildhall and there...More

Thank PETER M
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Perfect, couldn't possibly have been better. An intimate and historic setting for our wedding. The staff including caretaker, reception and 'outside' agencies (Registrar, KCC liaison staff etc), were at all times professional, friendly and helpful. Thankyou for making our day so complete x Even as...More

Thank Ghostdancer4444
John S, Manager at The Guildhall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2016

Thank you for this post. We are pleased you enjoyed your special day as all in the Guildhall always try to make it go like clockwork. I hope you will be able to come back and visit the Museum and see some of the wonderful...More

Reviewed 17 August 2016

An excellent museum which is a must before you walk round the town. Excellent guide on reception who explained the exhibits clearly. Free admission with donations requested. Dog friendly.

Thank Aileen F
John S, Manager at The Guildhall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2016

We are very pleased you enjoyed your visit and soon we will have sandwich's own Magna Carta and Charter of the Forest on permanent display. We will try to keep the dog's water bowl topped up. Regards John

Reviewed 5 July 2016

We were trying to recall the Cinque ports whilst eating a lovely ice cream , courtesy of the Sandwich Shop, yes there really is one in Sandwich. Popped into the museum to get the info we were after, the curator chappie was a wonderful source...More

Thank pat_geoffwilkinson
John S, Manager at The Guildhall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2016

We do enjoy visitors and to help them understand Cinque Ports and our position in history.(we pronounce sink old Norman?) Regards John

Reviewed 5 July 2016

Don't miss a visit to this museum. Its free and full of history of the area. An hour of your time with be well spent especially if you enjoy English history.

Thank Burleighbeachboy
John S, Manager at The Guildhall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2016

So glad you enjoyed your visit. Please come again Regards John

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