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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

Donate Artefacts and Records

This Royal Marines side-drum was presented to the museum by Lt Col Ed Musto in July 2016 on the day before the Royal Marines’ concert at the bandstand in Walmer.  It will form a part of the expanded Royal Marines display which will open in April 2018.

See our artefacts page for more information and recent donations