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Second visit to this lovely crypt stacked floor to ceiling with bones well over four hundred years... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mark K
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Great photo opportunity.

As an amateur photographer, a really great subject with a slight challenge due to indoor... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Dave W
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Medieval church with an extraordinary "ossuary" (the largest and best-preserved collection of ancient human skulls and bones in Britain). The bones are in a room built as part of the 13th-century extensions to the church. The room is sometimes known...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Oak Walk, Hythe CT21 5DN, England
+44 1303 262370
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All reviews human bones well worth a visit fascinating place entry fee short visit saturday afternoon per adult bone house fascinating visit knowledgeable guide limited opening times hidden away family group visited today walk up lovely lady take pictures
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Second visit to this lovely crypt stacked floor to ceiling with bones well over four hundred years old

Thank Mark K
Reviewed 9 September 2018

As an amateur photographer, a really great subject with a slight challenge due to indoor lighting... Great for budding photographers with an interest in history!

Thank Dave W
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Make sure you bring change. I think it was £2 each and they don’t take cards. The attendant was extremely helpful and very knowledgable. The bones are cool and there church is pretty cool inside too.

Thank Lupogtired
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Very interesting visit to a crypt with a huge number of skulls and bones in one place, well worth a visit

1  Thank moomaboz
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Cool place to visit! Only £2 admission fee, room is very small but it is amazing how much history is in one room! Over 1,000 skulls!! So sad that they had over 20 skulls stolen, but great to see how amazing everything else is

1  Thank Jessica L
Reviewed 24 August 2018

A friendly, knowledgable guide explained the ossuary - not a crypt - it is not under the church. The bones are well displayed in a light airy space. Interesting facts about individual skulls, of which there are 1022, were pointed out to us eg disease,...More

Thank Nola W
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Very helpful and informative volunteer on duty when we visited. With some further investment for scientific research this gothic but quaint exhibit could provide more of an incite into much. Definitely worth a visit

Thank Milleex
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

The Crypt or St. Leonard is a small but fascinating bone house next to the church. They have convenient hours but it is important to note that they are closed for an hour during the middle of the day. The crypt houses the largest and...More

1  Thank RamonaL34
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a visit to the church and accompanying crypt in a rather hot afternoon. The marvellous organ music only added to the experience. The crypt is not large but is worth a look for those of a curious nature.

Thank Emma H
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Visited the crypt on Saturday with my family, was £5 for family group or £2 adults. Was very interesting and unique place to visit. Lots of information about the skulls etc not a huge place and probably spent half hour here but certainly glad we...More

Thank Jerry S
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Philippa M
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Response from Dave W | Reviewed this property |
Bones, Dogs... Hmmm...
21 February 2018|
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Response from kentr0ckchick | Reviewed this property |
Hello - sorry not sure of the opening times - perhaps give them a call - +44 1303 262370
Maureen M
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Regrets but I think that it will be very difficult in your circumstances.