Welcome to England’s largest heritage festival, taking place from 7-10 September 2017, in thousands of places across the country. Join 40,000 volunteers in celebrating local places and stories and explore the multitude of familiar and hidden places on your doorstep, completely free of charge.
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The governors of the Hospital of Sir John Hawkins invite visitors to see the boardroom that contains artefacts relating to Sir John Hawkins, an important English admiral in the 1580s and 1590s, and to the establishment and continuity of the charity which provides homes for needy and disabled mariners and shipwrights and for other ex-services personnel. The precincts of the Almshouses occupy a corner of the former St Bartholomew’s Hospital. The delightful small garden gives a good prospect of the River Medway.
The boardroom and garden will be open to visitors on Saturday and Sunday 9th and 10th September from 11am to 4pm. Light refreshements will be available in the garden.