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Please check websites for opening times and contact details

Ashford Museum The Churchyard, Ashford, TN23 1QG
Opening hours: April to October 10am-1pm Monday to Saturday. Admission is free.

Housed in a 17th century Grade II listed building, the museum is located close to Ashford town centre and features exhibits associated with Ashford's history.

Blue Town Heritage Centre 69 High Street, Blue Town, Sheppey, ME12 1RW
Opening hours: Tues to Sat 10am to 3pm plus bank holidays

The Centre has artefacts about Sheppey and social history, a library of all the publications about Sheppey and its people as well as the general exhibits there are a few exhibition areas which change every month.

There is a research project linked to the impact the dockyard had on the island eventually there will be a room for people to trace their family but this is subject to funding.

Blue Town Heritage Centre also has a gift shop and a café - and happily caters for groups.

Bromley Museum, The Priory, Church Hill, Orpington, BR6 0HH

Coalfields Heritage Initiative Kent, Dover Museum, Market Square, Dover, CT16 6PL

Cranbrook Museum, Carriers Road, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 3JX

Cranbrook Union Windmill, Maintained in full working order, this Grade 1 listed buillding, built in 1814, is the tallest surviving 'smock mill' in the British Isles.  We welcome group visits throughout the year. For further information and contact details, please see the 'Visit Us' page on our website

Eden Valley Museum, Church House, High Street, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 5AR

Fleur de Lis Museum and Gallery, Preston Street, Faversham, Kent ME13 8NS

Folkestone History Resource Centre, Folkestone Library, Grace Hill, Folkestone, Kent CT20 1HD

Herne Bay Museum and Gallery , 12 William Street, Herne Bay, Kent CT6 5EJ

Hythe Local History Room, 1 Stade Street, Hythe, CT21 6BQ
Opening Times: Mon – Fri 9am – 6pm & Sat 9am – 5pm , Mrs Janet Adamson, BA, ALA, Hon. Curator

Maidstone Museum & Art Gallery, St Faith’s Street, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1LH

Minster Abbey Gatehouse Museum, Union Road, Minster On Sea, Sheerness, ME12 2HW
Opening hours: 2pm to 4:30pm, Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and weekend July to September.
Excellent friendly museum plus amazing views from accessible rooftop.

Mrs Lena Crowder, Chairman of Sheppey Local History Society, can be contacted for booking group visits to the Gatehouse Museum which can include a tour of the amazing 7th century Minster Abbey formed by Queen Sexburgha of Kent. Light refreshments are available. T: 01795 875111 or 01795 580674 Email

Otford Heritage Centre. School House, High Street, Otford, TN14 5PG (adjacent to the Otford Parish Council offices}
Open during parish council opening hours (9am-12pm Monday – Friday) and weekends from 2:30-4:30pm. (Closed at weekends between Christmas and the spring school half-term holiday.)  Pay-and-display car park a short distance away. 

The centre has exhibits dealing with the history of Otford from pre-Roman times to the present and includes a scale model of the Otford Palace, which vied with Hampton Court in Tudor Times.  There is also a changing variety of displays illustrating the interesting and varied history and archaeology of the village.  Otford is a pleasant and historic village situated in the Darent Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty.  The village is close to Sevenoaks and has a range of pubs, cafes and speciality shops.  
For further information please contact the Heritage Centre at  A centre web site is currently under development.

Royal Engineers Museum, Prince Arthur Road, Gillingham, Kent ME4 4UG

Sittingbourne Heritage Museum, 67 East Street, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4BQ

Sittingbourne Historical Research Group Heritage Hub, Unit 17, The Forum, Sittingbourne, ME10 3DL

Smarden Heritage Centre, Chessenden Lane, Smarden, Kent TN27 8NF
Open every Friday morning from 9:30am to 1:30pm. email

Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum, The Airfield, Manston Road, Ramsgate, Kent CT12 5DF

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