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!
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
Our Next Event
Quiz Night at the Alma
A fun night with quiz master Simon Howes. Organise tables of up to 8, or just buy a ticket and meet new friends, and test your general knowledge. Friday 19 May, 7.00pm for a 7.30 start.
Bring your own food, drinks are available at the bar.
For online tickets and more detail see our events page
Three new booklets on sale at the museum.
Stories and Myths from the Goodwin Sands
Smuggling in Deal
A Stroll along Middle Street, Deal
Each is 24 pages and is packed with fascinating facts about Deal and its history.
Pop along to the museum to buy your copy and while you are there come in to see what has changed this year.
Events - All Welcome
From time to time we organise fun and/or educational events.
Everyone is welcome to attend and it does help with our fundraising.
For more detail and to buy tickets online see our events page