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Ramsgate Museum
Guildford Lawn
Ramsgate

Kent
CT11 9AY
Contact
Telephone: 01843 593 532
Fax: 01843 852692
Email: beth.thomson@kent.gov.uk

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Overview of collections

The collections of Ramsgate Museum reflect the history of the ancient parish of St. Lawrence and the development of the town from an early fishing village to popular 19th century resort and more recently 20th century port. The main theme of the collection is social history (50%), predominantly of the late 19th and early 20th century. This includes ceramic seaside souvenirs, Civic history items such as weights and measures, historical robes of the Warden of the Cinque Ports, objects relating to distinguished citizens of the town and material from several local retailers and manufacturers. The Fine Art collection is also forms a good part of the collection and represents local topographical and biographical subjects. There are also a number of nautical models, a small amount of archaeological material, coins and photographs.

Overview of how collections are displayed

The museum features displays on the history of the town, from Roman times to the present day, including a collection of locally found Roman and Saxon artefacts. Guided tours are available on request and there is a local history study facility in the adjacent Heritage Room.
Collection Descriptions
Archaeology (Ramsgate Museum)
There is only a very small amount of archaeology in the collection.
Archives (Ramsgate Museum)
There is a small archive collection.
Arms & Armour (Ramsgate Museum)
The collection holds a few objects relating to arms & armour.
Costume/textiles (Ramsgate Museum)
There are a few items of costume including the historical robes of the Warden of the Cinque Ports.
Fine Art (Ramsgate Museum)
Fine Art forms nearly 33% of the collection and consists entirely of items of local topographical and biographical in...
Maritime (Ramsgate Museum)
The collection includes a small number of nautical models.
Numismatics (Ramsgate Museum)
The collection contains a small numbers of coins.
Personalia (Ramsgate Museum)
The museum holds a small collection of portraits, a small bust and other related artefacts relating to the 19th centu...
Photographic (Ramsgate Museum)
The collection contains a small group of photographs.
Social History (Ramsgate Museum)
The collections of Ramsgate Museum reflect the history of the ancient parish of St. Lawrence and comprise just over 5...
Transport (Ramsgate Museum)
The collection contains a small number of transport items.

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