Save Canterbury Heritage Museum

Annie Partridge
Anonymous 672 Comments
1,840 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
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February 16
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  • ken stokes
    ken stokes United Kingdom, York
    Sep 30, 2017
    Sep 30, 2017
    another cost saving to spend on some other rubbish idea
  • Gerard J Telkamp
    Gerard J Telkamp Netherlands, Leiden
    Aug 30, 2017
    Aug 30, 2017
    I (Dutch tourist, historian) visited the museum in July. I was surprised about the variety of collections and the unique displays in a very interesting historical landmark. Please do not dissipate the collections. Keep the Invicta in the city!!!
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Aug 15, 2017
    Aug 15, 2017
    This amazing, fascinating historic city is truly special and all records should be kept. Tourism will always play a pivotal role in the survival of Canterbury.
  • Deborah Barber
    Deborah Barber United States, Astoria
    Aug 13, 2017
    Aug 13, 2017
    I live in the United States but I have ancestors who lived and worked in Canterbury. I hope to someday visit this museum.
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    ken stokes United Kingdom
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    Hilde van Dijk Netherlands
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