Canterbury Westgate Tower Museum Saved

A UK museum threatened with closure has been saved by Charles Lambie a local businessman, who has donated £250,000 to keep Canterbury’s Westgate Tower Museum open.

The Westgate is a medieval gatehouse in Canterbury, Kent, England. This 60-foot-high western gate of the city wall is the largest surviving city gate in England.

Built of Kentish ragstone around 1379, it is the last survivor of Canterbury’s seven medieval gates, still well-preserved and one of the city’s most distinctive landmarks.

This Grade I listed building houses the hundred-year-old West Gate Towers Museum, which since May 2009 is open to the public during limited hours (11am to 12:30pm and 1:30pm to 3:30pm) on Saturdays and by special arrangement for groups on weekdays.

Canterbury West Gate Towers
St Peter’s Street
Canterbury CT1 2BQ UK
Tel: + 44 (0)1227 789 576
Email: [email protected]

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