Links

We have listed links to other museums, history groups, attractions and useful research sites.

Attractions and Museums

Sittingbourne Heritage Museum – The museum houses many objects from Sittingbourne and the surrounding villages.

Friends of Milton Regis Court Hall – We exist to preserve and maintain the 15th Century Court Hall in Milton Regis.

Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway – This unique line was built in 1905 for the transportation of the raw materials required for the manufacture of paper and, of course, the finished product. The line which is built to a gauge of 2′ 6″, continues to use the steam engines and rolling stock that were supplied to operate the railway in its working life.

The Old Forge Wartime House – Built in the 1700s as a home and working forge, the Old Forge War Time House is now a 1940s living Museum with a 1930s Tearoom.

Eastchurch Aviation Museum – The Museum is about preserving and maintaining the rich history of aviation on the Isle of Sheppey. 

Minster Gatehouse Museum – This includes displays showing items from everyday lives since Victorian times, artifacts from local archaeological digs, fossils, art, and even a local history section with a cosy seating area for the keen or the weary.

The Criterion Blue Town – Music Hall and Heritage Centre in Blue Town, Sheppey.

Rose Street Cottage of Curiosities – the cottage promotes local Heritage and the Arts and a Community hub in Sheppey.

Queenborough Guildhall Museum – tells the fascinating story of the town.

Fleur de Lis Museum – visitors step back in time to trace Faversham’s growth from early settlement to the height of its prosperity, explained in words, illustrations, photographs, sound and film.

Murston heArt project – Murston All Saints Trust (MAST) is working with the local community to shape a new future for Murston Old Church and its churchyard.

Raybel Thames Barge – Operating as Raybel Charters Community Interest Company, we have three interwoven objectives: to complete the restoration of the Thames Sailing Barge Raybel; to return her to cargo delivery under sail; and to manage this magnificent barge as a newly revitalised heritage asset for community benefit.

Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway – Narrow gauge railway is set in the delightful and secluded 30 acres on the North Downs in Kent.

Wheels of Time – Discover Kent’s museums and heritage sites, whilst collecting individual badges along the way.

History Societies and Groups

Bredgar Parish Council – Community page for Bredgar

Borden Heritage Group – We are collecting stories, historical articles and pictures to build the story of Borden.

History of Hartlip – devoted to Hartlip’s History.

Newington History Group – is here to research the past of Newington and the surrounding area but also to record the present to leave an archive for the future.

Historic Swale – is an organisation to help meet the needs of its member organisations, as identified in consultation with current members. The overall aim is to aid members to collectively promote Swale as a Tourist destination.

Bredhurst Woods Action Group – BWAG’s objective is to restore and preserve Bredhurst Woods, an area of 600 acres of ancient woodland, surrounded by chalk grassland. Bredhurst Woods are situated on the North Downs.

Research and Information

Sittingbourne.me – News, blog, community information and for everything about Sittingbourne.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission – The CWGC honours the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars, and ensures they will never be forgotten.

IWM War Memorials Register – a comprehensive national register of UK war memorials and the names of the individuals they commemorate. currently hold records for over 80,000 memorials.

War Memorials Online – is an unprecedented opportunity for the public to upload images of war memorials and log concerns for the conservation of these important community and historical sources for future generations.

RAF Commands – Source for RAF Research and includes an excellent database of RAF losses.

International Bomber Command Centre – is a world-class facility to serve as a point for recognition, remembrance and reconciliation for Bomber Command. Providing the most comprehensive record of the Command in the world.

Wreck Site – is the world’s largest database of ship wrecks and includes information on ships, their builders, their crew and where they lie. An invaluable resource for WW1 and WW2 naval relatives.

Historic England – The most important historic places in England are listed. The List includes buildings, battlefields, monuments, parks, gardens, shipwrecks and more.

Historical Maps – Ordnance Survey maps provided by the National Library of Scotland from 1850 to 1990.

Edward Lloyd Victorian newspaper proprietor, publisher and entrepreneur. Owned Sittingbourne and Kemsley Paper Mills.

Martins Bank, where La Pizzeria is located in Sittingbourne High Street.

Archaeology

Finds Recording Guides – These are technical guides of the Portable Antiquities Scheme. They provide guidance on how to identify and record objects found on digs.

Portable Antiquities Scheme Guide – This guide is divided into sections covering both sampling/collection theory and techniques.

Kent Archaeological Society – The Society’s interests embrace the full range of specialist archaeological and historical subjects including the study of Kent’s landscape, the County’s social, economic and political history, its religious and domestic built heritage, defences, industrial archaeology etc.