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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.

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*** PLEASE NOTE the Kentish Deli Cafe will be closed all day on Saturday 6 September and from 1pm on Wednesday 8th October for a private function. Our apologies for any inconvenience caused. ***

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.

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.

 

See more information on our forthcoming exhibitions. 

DID YOU KNOW... that you can view our oil painting collections through the BBC Your Paintings: Public Catalogue Foundation

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New Wing

Opening Times

The Museum is open from 10:00 to 17:00 Monday to Saturday and Bank Holidays from 12.00 - 16.00. Sunday opening will be from 6 April - 26 October 2014 from 12.00 - 16.00

Carriage

Carriage Museum Open

Tyrwhitt-Drake Museum of Carriages, at Mill St, Maidstone, is open 12 - 4pm Wednesday to Sunday until Sunday 14 September. Entry charges apply from 7 May onwards.

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Events Calendar

  • Saturday 9th August to Saturday 1st November 2014

    Teddy Bear Exhibition
    All Day

    Teddy Bear Story

    Teddy Bear Story, an exhibition from the V&A Museum of Childhood, looks at the fascinating...

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  • Thursday 28th August 2014

    carriage museum open days
    12:00pm-4:00pm

    Getting Around!

    Convert my Carriage! We'll be having a go at making our own wacky racers & designing our own...

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  • Friday 29th August 2014

    Family Activity
    10:30am-11:30am

    Tiny Talk Time

    Storytelling and craft activities for the under 5's.

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