About the museum
The museum is located at Oaklands off Stade Street. Use the library entrance and turn right into the museum.
Whilst the Library is now open the Museum remains closed.
Once the library systems for Covid – safe have been bedded in, limited opening times and arrangements will be set up for the museum to enable visits once more.
We anticipate this will be sometime in October.
Thank you for your patience and understanding
The Museum or Local History Room is located in Hythe Library – opening times for Hythe library from 24.08.20 are as follows:
Tuesday 10.00 am – 16.00 pm
Wednesday 10.00 am – 16.00 pm
Thursday 10.00 am – 16.00 pm
Friday 10.00 am – 17.00 pm
Saturday 10.00 am – 16.00 pm
Aims & activities
Hythe Museum was set up by Davis Oaklands Charitable Gift. Dr Davis left a will dated 17th April 1931 whereby he conveyed his property for the provision and maintenance of buildings and grounds at Oaklands, Stade Street, Hythe for the purpose of local council offices, local history room, museum, art, culture, sport and recreation.
An ambitious future
As the sole corporate trustee to Davis Oaklands Charitable Gift, Hythe Town Council is conscious of its responsibility to enhance and promote the museum. The council has draft plans to substantially modernise and increase the size and resources of the museum. These plans are currently going through a feasibility study, following which we will ask Hythe residents for their views.