Save Canterbury Heritage Museum

1,826 Signatures Goal: 1,000

The City Council is consulting on closure of the Canterbury Heritage Museum.

Those named below call on the City Council NOT to close the Museum and deny access to a comprehensive collection telling the story of Canterbury’s heritage, but to work with a consortium of archaeologists, historians, societies, universities, arts organisations, community groups, schools and volunteers, to renew and re-present the buildings and collections for the 21st century.

Our ambition will be to transform the building into a dynamic hub to explore and share new insights into the city for people who live, work or study in Canterbury or who come as visitors.

The first aim of our new consortium of supporters will be to work with Canterbury City Council on a plan to save the Museum in partnership. If that fails, we propose to form a new Trust to apply to take over operational management of the Museum, its collections and heritage buildings in Stour Street.

We will then seek to raise funds to redisplay the buildings and collections and promote them. We will also seek to provide programmes of learning and creative engagement for local people and visitors to experience and enjoy the whole of the city’s story set in one of Canterbury’s most inspiring and complete medieval buildings.

We call on the City Council to work with the consortium to achieve these objectives.

List of supporting institutions:

  • Canterbury Archaeological Trust
  • Friends of Canterbury Archaeological Trust
  • Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Centre for Kent History and Heritage, Canterbury Christchurch University
  • Centre for Heritage (University of Kent)
  • Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (University of Kent)
  • The Canterbury Society
  • Kent Archaeological Society
  • Canterbury Heritage Design Forum
  • Canterbury branch of the Historical Association
  • Department of Classical & Archaeological Studies (University of Kent)
  • Canterbury Tourist Guides
  • The Oaten Hill and South Canterbury Association Local History Group
  • Canterbury Historical and Archaeological Society
  • Canterbury Commemoration Society
  • Friends of Canterbury Museums
  • Kent Family History Society
  • www.historiccanterbury.com
  • Commitee Members St Mildred's Area Community Society


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February 17
Petition has reached 500 signatures!
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Petition has reached 250 signatures!
February 16
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  • James Davis
    James Davis United Kingdom, Bath
    Jun 27, 2017
    Jun 27, 2017
    I have visited this museum , which I found a wonderful and fascinating experience. I have been horrified to hear that the council might close it. for what purpose ? it makes no sense. I strongly hope it is preserved for the future. James
  • Clemency Doxey
    Clemency Doxey United Kingdom, Colchester
    Jun 15, 2017
    Jun 15, 2017
    Please don't close this down. Such places are a very important resource, and fascinating to many. Canterbury has a very important history.
  • vivien beckett
    vivien beckett United Kingdom, Canterbury
    Jun 03, 2017
    Jun 03, 2017
    A wonderful place to take the grandchildren. affordable entrance fee with a combine ticket to enter the roman ruins
  • Mike Todd
    Mike Todd United Kingdom, Crewkerne
    May 31, 2017
    May 31, 2017
    This place should not be put in the rubbish bin to please just a few people . This should be preserved for posterity so that future generations can look in this great place
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