Visiting Us 

Sandwich Guildhall Museum, situated in the heart of the town, tells the
rich and varied story of Sandwich through the ages, from its early
beginnings to the present day.

Located in the 16th Century Guildhall the museum houses treasures
including the 1300 A.D Sandwich Magna Carta and Charter of the Forest as well as artefacts dating back to the  Mesolithic period.

Thanks to a Heritage Lottery Fund bid, awarded in 2016 the museum has been refurbished and reopened in May 2017. This has included activities for children, special exhibitions and animations created by Royal Holloway College, University of London. 

You can learn ...

  • Why the Sandwich Mayoral attire must be black.
  • Why you get given a bun for running around a chapel.
  • How Sandwich came to play an integral part in the evacuation of German Jews during World War Two.

and much much more.

*We can arrange tours and group visits by prior appointment. To make an appointment, please contact us.


Opening Times:

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 10am–4pm

Thursday: 10am–4pm

Friday: 10am–4pm

Saturday: 10am–4pm

Sunday: 10am–4pm



Admission Free



  • Wheelchair access
  • Public Car Park nearby
  • Refreshments and toilets nearby


The Guildhall,
Cattle Market, Sandwich
CT13 9AH

Parking can be found behind the Guildhall in the Cattle Market car park (CT13 9AH)