Rose Street Cottage and its two neighbouring properties are the only remaining homes of a number that were built for Sheerness Dockyard workers in the 18th and 19th centuries – often using timber “Chips” from the docks. They are weather boarded, roofed with Welsh slate and are Grade II listed.
One-time home to the Kicks shipwright family, the Cottage has been a furniture shop and Curd’s Wet and Dry Fish’n’Chip shop. It is dressed with objects brought by locals over many years to evoke the Island’s quirky stories.
When you come into this intimate and intriguing space, you will experience vibrant Arts events and workshops in a cottage atmosphere and enjoy changing monthly Gallery exhibitions.
On Saturdays, you can treat yourself (and friend) to a delicious cream tea in our Cottage Garden. We feel your visit will conjure some vivid memories and you will leave having absorbed something of Sheppey’s rich history.
Stop Press: By popular demand, Father Christmas is visiting us again this December! See Events for details.
Wheels of Time
Another Cottage first! We will be welcoming two young Wheels of Time history lovers to the Cottage to collect their top Award for following ‘Roamin’ Rex around Kent and ollecting all 25 badges. The Mayor and Mayoress of Swale will be making the presentation on Saturday 7th October at 11.30 am.
We are very happy to have presented Bronze Awards to three young collectors at the Cottage on Saturday 9th September. We are delighted that our little museum is their favourite!
We joined up to #WheelsofTime scheme in April 2017. Kids aged 5-11 collect a badge at each Attraction visited to build the set. Please NOTE: If your child is planning to collect all the Wheels of Time Badges for 2017. We will be closing for the winter from 24th December to March 2018 inclusive. We will open for the Spring season on Easter Saturday 31st March 2018.
For details, visit Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WheelsOfTime/
Kent Children’s University
We have recently become an approved “Public Learning Destination” for Kent Children’s Universitytm as a #WheelsofTime participating organisation. This means that we’re authorised to issue Learning Credits in participating children’s Passports to Learning.
We are so proud of this partnership as the Validation process shows that our methods for inspiring and supporting children and young people’s learning meets with the Quality Assurance process of National Children’s Universitytm Trust.
Participating children can follow our History Trail quiz and collect their #Wheels of Time badge to earn 2 Learning Credits in their Learning Passport.
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