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Sheerness-on-Sea

National Rail | station code SSS

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Sheerness-on-Sea has strong naval connections and is still a major port. There are good views from the beach across to the Essex coast.

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Rose Street Cottage of Curiosities ¼ mile

An early 19th century dockyard worker's cottage with rooms restored to reflect that period with contemporary furniture. Displays explain the development of the dockyard from the 17th century Royal Dockyard to the present day commercial port. Teas in the garden on Sat.
Open TThS 1100-1500, see website for other days in summer.
www.rosestreetcottage.co.uk

The Criterion Blue Town Heritage Centre ½ mile

The Criterion is a restored Victorian Music Hall. Displays cover the history of Blue Town, a district of Sheerness which grew up around the Naval Dockyard, and Sheppey's contribution to aviation and maritime history. Local tours are available, please see the website. Café. Tel. 01795 662981.
Open TWThFS 1000-1500.
www.thecriterionbluetown.co.uk

Sheerness-on-Sea map

Minster Gatehouse Museum by bus

Displays in the medieval abbey gatehouse explain the history of the Isle of Sheppey. Exhibits include fossils, costumes, paintings and photographs. There are good views from the top of the tower.
Open Aug, TWFSSu 1400-1630. Please see website for other dates.
www.minstergatehouse.co.uk
Bus 360/362 from station to Minster High Street (360) or Queens Road (362), about 15 minutes journey, M-S 2 per hour, Sun hourly (2-hourly Sep-May). 360 returns from Back Lane, not High Street. Operated by Arriva.

Minster map