In the Shadow of the Castle: The Story of St James

During the construction of our retail park, Canterbury Trust came across thousands of items in their excavation. It led them to discover surprising and overlooked facts about this area of Dover. 

For the first time, archaeologists will display the materials recovered to tell untold stories of Dovarians who lived amongst the castle’s shadow up to a thousand years ago. 

Alongside the exhibition, Canterbury Archaeologists will hold a series of additional events within the space throughout the summer. These events will range from activities for children to talks for history enthusiasts. 

Funded thanks to the generosity of Legal & General Investment Management Limited.

Opening on Monday 18th July