Canterbury West Gate Museum Museums

Canterbury West Gate Museum
Saint Peters Street


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After the Cathedral, the West Gate is Canterbury's next eye-catching landmark. It has stood for six centuries on guard over the road to and from London. Hundreds of thousands of medieval pilgrims,on their way to visit Saint Thomas Becket's shrine, passed through this gateway into the city.

West Gate is well preserved. The spiral access stair is brightly lit, and a rope handrail guides you safely and easily to the Museum displays and souvenir desk above the road.

On display are guns and armaments, from the Civil War to World War Two, used by the defenders of Canterbury. Prison cells can be visited and there is replica armour to try on for children. You can see through the murder holes onto the road below.

Open all year Monday - Saturday, 11.00 - 12.30 (last admission 12.15) and from 13.30 until 15.30 (last admission 15.15). Closed Good Friday and Christmas week.

Admission charges from 1st April 2006 until 31 March 2007:

Adults £1.20, Concessions £0.70, Family £2.80 (2 adults and up to 3 children), Groups of 10+: 10% discount, Teachers free.

Save £ by buying a museum passport for discounted entry to Canterbury Roman Museum, Museum of Canterbury - with Rupert Bear Museum and West Gate Towers! Full price £6.00, Concessions £3.60, Family £14.55.

Attraction Details

VenueCanterbury West Gate Museum
AddressSaint Peters Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2RA
Opening times11am - 12.30pm & 1.30 - 3.30pm
Entry costs
Attraction typeMuseums


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