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The Guildhall Museum

Guildhall, Cattle Market | Sandwich, Kent, Sandwich CT13 9AH, England
+44 1304 617197
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Small local museum, good exhibits, plenty of information and engaging guide

A free museum (donations requested) with some helpful and friendly information given by the guide... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
thewanderer2016
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London, United Kingdom
What a gem

Sandwich itself is a gem and well worth visiting. Advised by a friend to visit the Guildhall and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Carole B
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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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Guildhall, Cattle Market | Sandwich, Kent, Sandwich CT13 9AH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A free museum (donations requested) with some helpful and friendly information given by the guide. Sandwich is awash with beautiful old buildings and the guildhall is an attractive larger building in the town. The colourful and very well preserved Roman bowl and an excerpt from...More

Thank thewanderer2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sandwich itself is a gem and well worth visiting. Advised by a friend to visit the Guildhall and were not disappointed. Along with a copy of the Magna Carta was the Charter of the Forest (I'd never heard of this charter but it was so...More

Thank Carole B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We popped by here today and got a great overview of Sandwich's history with the engaging older guides. The museum is small and free. The copy of the Magna Carta and Forest Charter is incredible. We also got a look at England's oldest courthouse, usually...More

Thank genibre69
Reviewed 16 August 2017

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

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Dan F, Honorary Webmaster and Social Media Manager at The Guildhall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

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 16 August 2017

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 17 August 2017

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

Reviewed 13 August 2017

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 17 August 2017

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

Reviewed 20 July 2017

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 17 August 2017

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

Reviewed 29 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

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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

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