See and Do

Museums & Historic Sites

Lift history off the pages and explore historic Essex, East Sussex, Kent and West Sussex. With captivating cathedrals and castles, marvellous museums, and tales of brave battles from times gone by, you’ll trip over history at every turn.

Museums & Historic Sites
Planned itineraries

Thinking of embarking on your very own cultural adventure along the South East coast, but not sure where to start? Take a look at one of our inspirational itineraries, carefully curated to help you make the very most of your trip to England's Creative Coast...

Museums & Historic Sites
Events and attractions

From expert-guided gallery tours and self-guided sculpture trails, to fabulous food spots and places to rest your head, browse our selection of days out and places to stay, and start planning your cultural escape.

Historic

Canterbury Roman Museum

Found in the heart of Canterbury’s historic centre, The Canterbury Roman Museum is the only Roman...

Historic

Chichester Cathedral

A trip to the historic and bustling City of Chichester is not complete without a visit to the iconic...

Experience

Chichester Festival Theatre

Situated in the cathedral city of West Sussex between the South Downs and the sea, Chichester Fes...

Historic

Dickens House Museum

Explore Charles Dickens’ relationship with Broadstairs through his letters and personal items in the...

Experience

Dover Castle

Experience the greatest of English fortresses, standing at the gateway to Britain on the iconic Whi...

Cafe

English Heritage Trust, Battle Abbey

Historical Abbey ruins and site of the 1066 Battle of Hastings. The site includes an exhibition and...

Transport

Explore & Discover Tours (E & D Tours).

Explore & Discover Kent design bespoke tours from 1 day to 5 days that take you into the heart of...

Experience

Harwich Society

Harwich Society is a collection of volunteers who repair and look after several local historical...

Education

Leeds Castle

These days it is not only the Castle tours, Gatehouse exhibition and Dog Collar Collection that cap...

Historic

National Trust Bateman’s

Jacobean house, home of Rudyard Kipling.

Pub / Bar

Naze Tower

The 86ft Naze Tower is an historic and cultural landmark. Built in 1720 it houses a viewing platform...

Education

Restoration House

Outstanding Historic house stayed in by Charles II on eve of the Restoration.

Experience

RHS Garden Hyde Hall

Set in the heart of rural Essex, and enjoying stunning panoramic views of the surrounding coun...

Historic

St Peters Village Tour

Award winning Village Tour with many costumed characters from past centuries. During the Tour you...

Cafe

The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge

The Beaney can be found in the heart of Canterbury’s City Centre, offering a mix of historic collec...

Historic

Wiston Estate

Awarded Winery of the Year 2018, the beautiful family-run Wiston Estate offers Wine Tours by appoin...

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