Folkestone fishing museum reopens at new site near the Stade

The Folkestone Fishing Museum is open once more in its new location behind The Stade at the old Ovenden Engineering works in Radnor Street.

For many years it has been at the Old Booking Hall on the Harbour.

The museum offers a fascinating glimpse of the history of fishing in Folkestone. Equipment on display includes a wide range of items, but perhaps the museum’s best material is its collection of vintage photographs of local fishermen, the harbour and surrounding area.

Some of Ovenden’s old metalworking equipment is still on display in the museum building.

Entry is free, but the museum would love you to leave a donation to assist with running costs!

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