Westgate Heritage Centre, Westgate on Sea, Thanet, Kent
Westgate Heritage Centre, Westgate on Sea, Thanet, Kent

Welcome to the Westgate on Sea Heritage Centre

Founded in 2007, the Westgate Heritage Centre aims to tell the story of Westgate on Sea, a unique Victorian development, from 1865 the year when the first houses were built to the present day by a series of displays called “Time Line”.

We are open regularly throughout the year to browse our archives, speak to our volunteers or for our monthly talks about rich heritage of Westgate-on-Sea, please see the details in the Opening Times section.

Next Event

Saturday 15th September 2018 12.00pm

Heritage Open Day

Westgate Heritage Centre will be holding a Heritage Open Day event on Saturday 15th September in The Town Hall Building.

The theme for this year, in collaboration with National Heritage, will be Extraordinary Women and their roles in WW1.

Discover Westgate-on-Sea’s significant involvement during this time and all who gave themselves to support the front lines in many varied ways.

A chance to see a display of many articles and photographs which have been kindly donated or collected over the years, will be available for many to see and self-guided walks around the town to highlight some of the buildings which were utilised or constructed for a specific purpose.

Talks and slideshows will be held by Dr Dawn Crouch, Historian and Curator, supported by fellow members during the day.

Free entry event. Doors open at 12pm until 4pm.

Latest News

Thursday 2nd August 2018

Venue change

With the restoration work taking place inside St Saviour's Church we have had to cancel our coffee mornings on Wednesday and Saturday mornings and also alter the venue for talk days on the first Saturday of the month.

The venue for the talk this Saturday (4th August) will now be the newly refurbished Swan, Sea Road.

The function room will open at 10 am and the talk will start at 10.30 am. Refreshments will be available to purchase from the Swan.

Heritage Lottery Fund