Welcome to the Herne Bay Historical Records Society
The HBHRS is flourishing and maintains contact with its members by means of talks during the winter months and excursions to places of interest during the summer. All enquiries should be addressed to either the Secretary or the Curator/Archivist. Interested parties are invited to get in touch with an officer or member of the Committee.

News and forthcoming events

Mike Bundock : "Sea Bathing in Herne Bay" :
Thursday 1st February 2018
Come along and hear how the Victorians and Edwardians promoted the belief that the sea was a “powerful restorative agency” raising the popularity of bathing in the sea throughout this era which was to continue well up until the early 20th century. All manner of people flocked to the beach to partake in the benefits of bathing and “Healthy Herne Bay” was in the forefront of this national preoccupation and fashion.
Doors open at 6.30pm for 7pm start.
Members free, Visitors £2.
More information : Sea Bathing in Herne Bay


The Heritage Centre has now reopened for the New Year on Saturdays and Wednesdays from 11am- 3pm. We have plans for new displays inside soon which will highlight the various brewing and mineral water manufacturers that were operating in the town in 19thC.
At present there is a small window display featuring the model of the clocktower that was kindly made and donated to us by Peter Over.