From the Camino to the Hajj - A Celebration of World Pilgrim Journeys

Buddhist monks in Thailand

An exhibition celebrating pilgrim journeys across the world is coming to Dover Museum as part of the Kent Pilgrim Festival

Appeal for photos for world pilgrim journeys exhibition at Dover Museum

Have you, your family or friends been on pilgrimage in Kent, the UK or the wider world? Do you have an interesting photo or story to share… of people on the journey, the landscape or final destination?

Entries are invited for a photographic exhibition 'From the Camino to the Hajj - a celebration of world pilgrim journeys' which takes place at Dover Museum as part of the Kent Pilgrims' Festival between 14 September and the end of December 2022.

We’re looking for contributions from people of all faiths and none and are particularly keen to engage with families and faith groups in the Dover district and across East Kent to showcase images and stories, including Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic, Jewish and Sikh, as well as Christian pilgrimage. Photos and stories of pilgrim journeys by young people are particularly welcome.

And the good news is you don’t have to be a professional photographer! As long as your image is of reasonable resolution, we will consider it for display.

Do share this appeal for photos with faith, youth and community groups across East Kent, who are also invited to participate in this inclusive celebratory festival which runs between 21 and 25 September in Dover, Canterbury, Ashford and surrounding villages. For more information visit

The deadline for entries is Friday 26 August 2022. Entries preferably in jpeg format should be sent to together with a caption describing the photograph, what it shows and why you chose it, together with full contact details. Please note, for young people under 18, we request entries are submitted by parents/guardians or youth group leaders.

The Kent Pilgrims' Festival is organised by the Kent Downs AONB and Confraternity of Pilgrims to Rome, with input from local partners in the Dover district, including the Maison Dieu, Dover Museum, Dover District Council, the Creative Pilgrims, Dover Big Local, and local faith groups.

Note to editors:

The Maison Dieu in Dover was founded in the early 1200’s as a place of hospitality for pilgrims journeying from continental Europe to Canterbury Cathedral to visit the shrine of Thomas Becket.  Work on a £10m restoration of the Maison Dieu with the National Lottery Heritage Fund gets underway in August 2022. 

Posted on 14 July 2022

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