"Dolphin Sailing Barge Museum" Sittingbourne Things to Do Tip by flyingkiwi
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If you fancy it why not visit our 'Dolphin Sailing barge museum' to find out a little about the history of the town.
At the heart of Sittingbourne's long shop-lined, attractively paved high street is a jolly bronze bargeman. That's because Sittingbourne, and the older adjacent Milton Regis, were barge making towns. So visit the Dolphin Yard Sailing Barge Museum to get the flavour of this past.
Swale men also made paper and bricks in these parts - and still do on a reduced scale. Milton Creek and the Swale provided both transport and power. Periwinkle Mill - for which there is long term restoration and museum plans - is just one example of the old water power.
The GBP1.50 entrance fee for the barge museum is very reasonably priced.
Directions: The Dolphin Sailing barge museum is located at Crown Quay Lane, Sittingbourne.