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Deal Maritime & Local History Museum

Welcome to the Deal Maritime and Local History Museum.  Our displays portray the changing history of Deal, Walmer and the surrounding area and we are packed to the rafters with fascinating glimpses into the past. 

Our Deal boats include the Saxon King, built in 1891 and a Dunkirk “Little Ship.”  We have a wonderful collection of model boats, too. Come and find out more about the impact of the Goodwin Sands on Deal and tales of smuggling and lifeboat rescues.

Browse the information on the famous people who have lived in the area, the Hooden Horse which delighted children on Christmas Eve, local industries and shops and the impact of the Royal Marines in Deal.

Come and explore all this and more!

About Us

You can find out about our history and the museum by going to the  about us page


Our Dunkirk exhibition is ending at the end of the season.  Find out how the people of Deal were involved in the Dunkirk evacuation and see a real 'little ship' that was used.

Read and see the many stories of heroism and selflessness during this time.

Opening times:

April, May, September & October: Tuesday - Friday: 2pm - 4.30pm ; Saturday: 11am - 4.30pm ; Sunday: 12 noon - 4pm

June, July & August: Tuesday - Saturday: 11am - 4.30pm ; Sunday: 12 noon - 4pm