Sandwich Local History Society

Court Room

If you have a question about the town of Sandwich, the History Society can draw on their knowledge & extensive records in the Sandwich Archives - or they can point you in the right direction for your research.

Not only do the Sandwich History Society have a wealth of knowledge, they also provide conducted Historical Tours of the town, publish books on the History of Sandwich and hold events and talks throughout the year.

Town Tours

Sandwich Town Tour

Let our local guides inform and entertain you as they personally conduct you around the narrow twisting streets of our medieval town, one of the original Cinque Ports.
Whether you are organising a trip for schools, societies or groups, or if you are a family on holiday, our tours are a great way to see the sights and appreciate some of Sandwich's history.

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Lectures & Talks

Sandwich Event Poster

Kent History Federation Conference 2017

Sandwich Guildhall - Saturday 20th May 2017

The 800th anniversary of the Battle of Sandwich

The 800th anniversary of the Battle of Sandwich and its consequences is the focus of the Kent History Federation Conference on Saturday, 20 May 2017, hosted by the Sandwich Local History Society.

Richard Brook (author of William Marshal, The Knight who saved England) will be the guest speaker.

The Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, Admiral of the Fleet the Lord Boyce KG GCB OBE DL will open the conference.

Details of the programme and a booking form are at

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The 800th anniversary of the Battle of Sandwich

The Battle of Sandwich

An 1873 illustration of the battle By James Grant [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons