Working alongside Historic Swale and using the latest digital tech, this project aims to explore the diverse stories of who we are and discover where our ancestors came from and what they brought to Swale

A year long inter-generational heritage project ran in Swale in partnership with Sheppey Matters and Historic Swale.

The Heritage Lottery funded project aimed to bring communities together to share and celebrate their family stories and rich cultural history, creating museum and digital experiences for young and old alike to become involved in.

Young participants, aged 11-18, were working with local museums and heritage sites, artists, filmmakers and digital creatives to explore the diverse stories, heroes and history of who we are and what our ancestors brought to Swale. They created exhibitions, immersive Virtual Reality pop ups and walk in touring experiences with each gaining an Arts Award qualification and volunteer experience along the way.

To see all the project videos, use this link for our Youtube Channel, or select a link from below.

 Swale Migration Stories project lead Justin Aggett said;

“Our project celebrates all our communities and we are committed to sharing our abundant and collective histories across Swale, a Borough to be proud of!”

Historic Swale Chair Richard Emmett continues;

"Historic Swale together with the participating museums and heritages sites from across the Borough are excited to be contributing to the ‘Swale Migration Stories Project'..." 

Working in partnership with Historic Swale and volunteers, older people have helped to create the project by sharing their experiences and teaching valuable curating knowledge. In return the volunteers have to learnt new technology skills and seen heritage engagement and education opportunities increase while ensuring the stories of Swale are passed down and remembered.

 We are delighted to have produced this book about the project for you to view:  Please note this is a view only option.

If you would like to support our heritage sites and purchase the book at £10, please visit one of the below Historic Swale sites:

  1. Blue Town Heritage Centre and Criterion Music Hall: 69 High Street, Blue Town, Sheerness, ME12 1RW
  2. Chart Gunpowder Mills: Stonebridge Way, Faversham ME13 8NS
  3. Dolphin Barge Museum: Lloyd Wharf, The Wall, Sittingbourne, ME10 2XD
  4. Eastchurch Aviation Museum: Wright's Way, Off Brabazon Road, Eastchurch ME12 4DZ
  5. Fleur de Lis Museum / Faversham Society: 13 Preston Street, Faversham ME13 8NS
  6. Historical Research Group Sittingbourne: The Heritage Hub, The Forum, Sittingbourne, ME10 3DL
  7. Kent Police Museum: Church Road, Faversham ME13 8AL
  8. Maison Dieu (Ospringe): Ospringe Street, Faversham ME13 8TS
  9. Milton Regis Court Hall, Friends of: High Street, Milton, ME10 2AN
  10. Minster Abbey Gatehouse Museum: Union Road, Minster-On-Sea, Sheerness, ME12 2HW
  11. Murston Heart, Murston Old Church, Stadium Way, Murston, Sittingbourne, ME10 3TW
  12. Queenborough Guildhall Museum : The Guildhall, High Street, QueenboroughME11 5AA
  13. Raybel Charters: c/o Lloyd Wharf, The Wall, Sittingbourne, ME10 2XD
  14. Rose Street Cottage of Curiosities: 10 Rose Street, Sheerness ME12 1AJ
  15. Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway: The Wall, Sittingbourne ME10 2XD
  16. Sittingbourne Heritage Museum: 67 East Street, Sittingbourne ME10 4BQ 
  17. Sittingbourne Society: c/o Unit 17, The Forum, Sittingbourne, ME10 3DL

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