Elmley is a 3,200 acre estate based on an island in the Thames, situated away from the bustle of North Kent, just an hour from London.
Set in over 40 acres of outstanding natural beauty, Barton’s Point Coastal Park features a Salt-Water Lake, a section of the Sheppey Cycle Route.
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”
When you have finished admiring views of the Island, Essex and the Medway from the highest point on the Island there is plenty to see in the museum itself.
Rose Street Cottage and its two neighbouring properties are the only remaining homes that were built for Sheerness Dockyard workers in the 18th and 19th centuries.
The aviation history of Sheppey dates from the very earliest days of pioneer flying in the UK. The Museum aims to record this heritage.