St. Leonard’s Church

Hythe Kent

Parish of St. Leonard with Holy Cross and

St. Michael’s Methodist-Anglican Church Centre

THE BONES AND SKULLS COLLECTION IN THE CRYPT

St Leonard’s Church has the largest and best-preserved collection of ancient human bones and skulls in Britain. The collection consists of shelves in four arched bays that contain 1,022 skulls in total, and a single stack of bones and skulls measuring 7.5m in length, 1.8m in width and just over 1.8m in height.

Crypt now closed to visitors but re-opens

1st May 2017

However, special arrangements may be made for visitors who book in advance by phoning 01303 264470 and subject to a volunteer steward being available.