Ramsgate Maritime Museum
|Ramsgate Maritime Museum|
|Location||Ramsgate, Kent, England|
Ramsgate Maritime Museum is a maritime museum in Ramsgate, Kent, England, that describes the maritime history of East Kent. The museum is situated in the Clock House on the quayside of the Royal Harbour at Ramsgate.
The museum is housed in buildings leased from Thanet District Council.
There are four permanent galleries covering the development of the harbour, navigation, fishing, lifeboats and shipwrecks. A fifth exhibition space houses a 17th-century 32-pounder demi-cannon raised from the wreck of HMS Stirling Castle. A number of artefacts come from the nearby Goodwin Sands which is responsible for numerous shipwrecks.
The museum reopened on 5 May 2012, having been closed for several years, and plans are afoot to completely revamp the Clock House building and Pier Yard surrounds.
- The Steam Museum Trust, Registered Charity no. 1129376 at the Charity Commission
- "Clock House". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 4 April 2010.