Sat 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd Dec – Visit Father Christmas

Due to popular demand, Father Christmas is flying in to our traditional Victorian Parlour.  Whilst waiting to see him, your kids can follow our History Trail and you can have a look around the Cottage.  Browse our lovely selection of goodies to buy in our Museum shop and in the Creative Makers Fair upstairs in the Gallery.

Price £2 includes Christmas Present.

Fri 1st December – Saturday 23rd December – Christmas Sheppey Creative Makers Fair 2017

Come and visit the Cottage to find a variety of gifts, cards & decorations at a range of prices beautifully made by talented local artists and craftspeople.

Help local small businesses and ensure that the Cottage, as a wholly volunteer-run charity, thrives as your Community venue and as a show-case for Sheppey’s amazing history.

Fri 1st Sept – Tues 17th Oct –  Sheppey Ship’s Figure Heads

Sheerness Dockyard built naval ships from 1677 to 1903, many of these ships had figureheads right up until 1900. This exhibition tells the story of these ships, and features photographs and paintings of figureheads by Janys Thornton.

Jeremy Thornton is giving a talk at Sheppey History Society about these figureheads and about the local figurehead carvers who made them for the navy.  This takes place at Bethel Hall, Chapel Street, Minster On Sea, Sheerness, Kent, ME12 3QF on 28th September at 7.45 pm.