Please pop in to Heritage Hub, at Unit 17, The Forum, Sittingbourne, ME10 3DL. This is the new home of the HRGS ‘Research Room’ (which may be used by members by prior appointment). The ‘Exhibition Space’ is a collaborative project involving CSI Sittingbourne, Amtec, Canterbury Archaeological Trust, Sittingbourne Heritage Museum and the HRGS.
EXHIBITION - FREE ENTRY - OPENING TIMES:
Tuesday 10:00 – 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 – 16:00
Thursday 10:00 – 16:00
Friday 10:00 – 16:00
Saturday 10:00 – 16:00
These are normal opening hours but may be subject to change.
Currently on display are:
Artefacts from The Meads excavation
Visitors to the exhibition will have the chance to see a selection of conserved finds from the Meads Anglo-Saxon Cemetery excavation, which was carried out by the Canterbury Archaeological Trust.
Exhibition of the Rose Hill excavation
Anexhibition by the Archaeological Field Unit of HRGS (Historical Research Group of Sittingbourne) of the Hidden Histories Community dig undertaken in June 2015 of Rose Hill (Gore Court). This is an on-going project of the neo-classical house that once stood on the Hill over-looking the A2.
Sittingbourne War Memorials Project
A digital Roll of Honour of local men who fought in the First World War, funded by the HLF’s ‘Then & Now‘ programme. The hi-tech touch screen from (InfoAktiv) contains hundreds of names and images. It is situated alongside a life-size replica of a First World War trench, created by students at the University for the Creative Arts. The project hopes that visitors from Sittingbourne and the surrounding area will be able to view, share, and preserve their family’s memories and heritage of the First World War, and the people who lived through it. If you have family or local photos, or you think your family name might be on the touch screen, please pop in and see us.
The Hub is open for enquires, and has a small selection of local history, archaeological and WW1 related books for sale.
Copies of the HRGS’s magazine ‘The Archive’ can be purchased at the shop.