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Opening Good Friday 30th March

After a very busy and successful season we are closing for the winter from 4.30pm Saturday 28 October until Friday 30 March 2018.

We are working on our new exhibits for the coming season which include  a new Royal Marines and revamped Dunkirk, Goodwin sands and Smuggling displays. So we hope to see you in the new season.

We are still taking messages and replying to emails so do get in touch and we will still be selling our booklets online and we hope to have some new ones in April.

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Deal Maritime & Local History Museum

Welcome to the Deal Maritime and Local History Museum.  Our displays portray the changing history of Deal, Walmer and the surrounding area and we are packed to the rafters with fascinating glimpses into the past. 

Our Deal boats include the Saxon King, built in 1891 and a Dunkirk “Little Ship.”  We have a wonderful collection of model boats, too. Come and find out more about the impact of the Goodwin Sands on Deal and tales of smuggling and lifeboat rescues.

Browse the information on the famous people who have lived in the area, the Hooden Horse which delighted children on Christmas Eve, local industries and shops and the impact of the Royal Marines in Deal.

Come and explore all this and more!

About Us

You can find out about our history and the museum by going to the  about us page

Opening times:

April, May, September & October: Tuesday - Friday: 2pm - 4.30pm ; Saturday: 11am - 4.30pm ; Sunday: 12 noon - 4pm

June, July & August: Tuesday - Saturday: 11am - 4.30pm ; Sunday: 12 noon - 4pm