Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery
Maidstone Museum is housed in a charming Elizabethan Manor House, in the centre of Maidstone - Kent's County Town. Each gallery will fascinate and surprise; with a wealth of exhibits and objects to see and enjoy as well as regular storytelling, wiggle & jiggle and children's holiday activities.
If you are unable to visit the museum today, then take a virtual tour of our reception, Glass Room, Library, Japanese Gallery and the Kentish Deli Cafe now.
New! Take the family iPad tour with Spike, our friendly Museum dinosaur! These trails are free and available daily from the front desk, on condition of leaving a valid photo ID as deposit (driving licence, passport, bus pass only). Please note, the trail takes approx. 40 minutes, and therefore the ipads will only be given out until 4.15pm.
Bentlif Open Art Prize 2015
Held in 2006, 2008 and 2012, the Bentlif Open Art Prize Prize returns with an exhibition in 2015, from Saturday 14th March – Sunday 3rd May.
Entries are now open for this Prize, which showcases work from emerging artists in the South East, providing a platform to exhibit and sell original artwork.
Entries must be received by 6th February 2015. Follow the link for How to Enter & Entry Form.
Teddy Bear Story
Saturday 9 August to Friday 1 November 2014
Teddy Bear Story, an exhibition from the V&A Museum of Childhood, looks at the fascinating history of the world's most popular toy. This is a heart-warming exhibition featuring nearly 100 teddy bears, including many rare and diverse examples, as well as teddies from books, films and television programmes.