Rose Street Cottage and its two neighbouring properties are the only remaining homes of a number that were built for Sheerness Dockyard workers in the 18th and 19th centuries – often using timber “Chips” from the docks. They are weather boarded, roofed with Welsh slate and are Grade II listed.
One-time home to the Kicks shipwright family, the Cottage is the venue for Arts and History exhibitions and an annual Arts and Crafts fair.
Throughout the year, we run regular arts and heritage workshops for adults and children, costumed Sheppey history re-enactments and Sheppey Promenade arts events such as the Sheerness Lantern Parade.
We are registered with Wheels of Time. a badge collection scheme for children and are a Learning Destination for Kent Children's University.