maritime heritage experience



Centred around a sculpture reimagining the ‘Gamecock’ oyster smack, the TIME AND TIDE experience will rediscover and bring to life the lives of families in and around the oyster industry on the very place where the Smacks landed the oysters and the fishing cooperatives worked.

Running across Whistable’s famous Oyster Festival and Harbour Day, which attract tens of thousands of visitors to the town, the experience will immerse you in the oyster fishing life. Alongside an exhibition peeling back the layers of the industry, there will be free family workshops and activities celebrating the town’s seaside heritage, and the event will spill out on to the beach with a heritage beach picnic encouraging authentic food and clothing.

You have the chance to play a role in this amazing community experience as a sponsor of TIME AND TIDE. Take a look at our sponsorship leaflet for more information.