We are continuing to work hard to keep our visitors and volunteers safe, and are following guidelines issued by English Heritage. Our volunteers are wearing face coverings and we advise all visitors over the age of 12 years to also wear a face covering. Our cleaning routines have been enhanced and sanitiser is provided. We provide a mapped route for your visit to ensure that social distancing is observed. We ask that you do not visit if you have symptoms of Covid-19 or have been asked to self-isolate.
Step back in time to meet Mediæval characters and discover how important Faversham Creek and the Westbrook were to Ospringe from Roman times.
Photo: Jim Reid
Saturday 6th July 10.00 – 13.00 & 14.00 – 16.00 (Also normal opening 14.00 – 17.00)
Maison Dieu Museum, 2 Water Lane, Ospringe ME13 8TS Admission: Adults £3, Concessions £1.50 (sorry, we cannot take credit/debit cards at present) Free admission for children accompanied by an adult Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Trustee Jasmine Patience and Hon Curator Ann Wilkinson attended an Afternoon Tea at the House of Commons last week in recognition of their work with the Accentuate History of Place project. This final event of the three year project was hosted by Damian Collins MP, Chairman of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee. The Maison Dieu Museum is one of only 8 buildings chosen from hundreds in Britain to take part in the project which explores the stories of deaf and disabled people over 800 years of history.
The Accentuate History of Place project has produced an interactive digital experience “The Story of Helen” which explores the lives of Mediæval pilgrims and workers at the Hospital of St Mary – the Maison Dieu. This is ground-breaking for a Faversham museum.
Thursday 25th October 2018 at The Maison Dieu Museum 10-30am – 4.30pm
Bring the family to experience life in the Middle Ages. Step back in time where preparations are being made for the Royal visit, and taste the life of the Pilgrims and the poor needing care at the hospital. Meet Mediæval characters who will tell you a tale from Chaucer; design a Mediæval tile or Pilgrimage badge; play games or fast forward in time to “excavate” some artefacts. You may even bump into a Knight!
Have a day out with the family during the school holidays. There is something for all ages in the Middle Ages! Morning session 10.30 – 13.00 & Afternoon session 14.00 – 16.30
Ticket prices are: Adults £5 Children £2.50 per session (children must be accompanied by an adult) and they will be available on the door. (Sorry, we can only take cash or cheque with bankers card)
Lunches are available – including a children’s menu (£5.95) – from The Ship Inn, 12 Ospringe Street ME13 8TL. (Car Park) Please book in advance by phone: 01795 532408 but please note that lunch is not included in the ticket price.
Souvenirs and gifts will be on sale but please note that only cash or cheques with bankers card can be accepted for payments at the Maison Dieu Museum as there are no payment card facilities on site.
Believed to be the oldest village museum in Britain, the Maison Dieu was originally a mediaeval hospital, and many of our Kings and Queens stayed here on their visits to Canterbury, Sandwich and Dover. Ospringe is steeped in Roman history and the Maison Dieu houses exquisite Roman and Mediaeval collections discovered locally.