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Blue Town Heritage Centre

The present Heritage Centre is on the site of 2 earlier establishments. Originally the 'New Inn' in 1868 the site became 'The Royal Oxford Music Hall'. The following year the building, which is situated a few doors down from the court house, became The Criterion public house, with a music hall called 'The Palace of Varieties' situated immediately to its rear. This offered "rational amusement for all classes" including in April 1876, a one armed juggler! In 1879 the earlier building was replaced with a brick built one.

The heritage centre itself is jam packed with items, memorabilia and artefacts so once you have absorbed all of the amazing feats of history our island was responsible for, why not relax in our comfortable cafe and enjoy our famous Cream Teas.

Who to contact

01795 662981

Where to go

Blue Town Heritage Centre
High Street
Blue Town
ME12 1RW

When is it on?

Date & Time Information
Open Tuesday to Saturday - 10am to 3pm

Other Details

Cost details
* Entrance is £2.00 and includes entrance to our Aviation annexe at Eastchurch.

*Entrance is free to 'Friends' members. Annual membership costs £5
Age Range
Suitable for all ages

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