Sandwich Guildhall

Sandwich Guildhall Museum and Archives

Based in the heart of Sandwich, this museum tells the story of the Town and surrounding areas from Mesolithic times to the modern day. We not only house treasures such as the Magna Carta, Charter of the Forest, 1st Century Roman Bowl and important Cinque Port history we also have an untouched Tudor Court Room which is not to be missed.

Housed in the 15th Century Guildhall building this atmospheric museum is family friendly and is part of the county-wide Wheels of Time scheme. The museum also offers tours of the museum, Courtroom and Guildhall building with the opportunity to get up close to museum artefacts if pre-booked.

Sandwich Magna CartaImage courtesy of Sandwich Guildhall Museum

Opening Times and Prices




  • Designated parking for guests with disabilities
  • Approximately 50 metres from entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance is flat (without steps)

Public areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift from the entrance to reception / ticket area
  • To a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users to the gift shop


  • Seating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • Clear signage
  • Effective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • Good colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • Wheelchairs provided free
  • Routes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • Audible alarm system