Taking a tour is a great way to discover the town's hidden gems and get the most out of your visit.
Let our local guides inform and entertain you as they personally conduct you around the narrow twisting streets of our medieval town, one of the original Cinque Ports.
Whether you are organising a trip for schools, societies or groups, or if you are a family on holiday, our tours are a great way to see the sights and appreciate some of Sandwich's history.
Tours can take around two hours and cost £2 per person, with a minimum charge of £12.
Bookings and more details please contact:
Jacqui Linning - 01304 614866
or Through the Tourist Information Office at The Guildhall, Sandwich 01304 613565
Dr Mike Vaile, Studio Cottage, Twitham Court Farm, Staple Road, Wingham;
Tel 01227 722324
If you have a question about the town of Sandwich, the History Society can draw on their knowledge & extensive records in the Sandwich Archives - or they can point you in the right direction for your research.
Not only do the Sandwich History Society have a wealth of knowledge, they also provide conducted Historical Tours of the town, publish books on the History of Sandwich and hold events and talks throughout the year.
History Society 2016 Lectures
Thursday September 15th
Dr. Jean Stirk - The history of Paper Making in Kent
Thursday October 13th
Jeremy Hodgkinson - The Medieval Wealden Iron Industry
Thursday November 17th
Ms. J. Fraser Hay - The Medieval Port of Winchelsea
Thursday January 19th - Annual General Meeting
Followed by light refreshment and a short talk by Nick Woodland on Roman Canterbury, Recent 2nd - 3rd Century finds on a building site.
Thursday February 16th
Janet Dean - Spring in World War 1: the true story of Margriet Ballegeer
Thursday March 16th
Amy Dinnock - The Huguenots in Kent
Thursday April 20th
Alex Ferris - A Seventeen Century Wealden Plague Doctor
Thursday May 18th
Dr. John Graham - Culloden: The Last of a Lost Cause
Mrs Jacqui Linning. The Chanter's House, 11 Strand Street, Sandwich. tel: 01304 614866
Chris Hagerty Esq. 235 St. Richards Road, Deal. tel: 01304 382137
Dr. Tom Richardson. 68 Strand Street, Sandwich tel: 01304 612266
Dr Mike Vaile, Studio Cottage, Twitham Court Farm, Staple Road, Wingham. tel 01227 722324
Sandwich Guildhall Archive has collections of books, documents, photographs, postcards, maps and objects with relevance to the history of the Ancient Town & Cinque Port of Sandwich.
Appointments can be made to view documents on Monday and Wednesday afternoons between 2.30pm and 4.00pm. Contact : The Town Clerk tel.: 01304 617197 Sandwich Town Council Website
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