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 Art Galleries:
The Bentlif Open Art Prize showcases artwork from artists in the South East. The exhibition was held in 2006 and 2008 and again in 2012. The competition provides artists aged 18 years and over with a platform to exhibit and sell their original art work.
‘My Mum 2015’
13 - 28 March 2015
‘My Mum’ is a popular countywide feature and is now in its fourth year.
All Reception classes, Year One and Year Two pupils, are invited to draw a picture of their mum with a special message.
This is then printed in a keepsake supplement carried in the KMMedia Group's weekly paid-for titles as a surprise for their mums when they buy a copy of the newspaper.
This exhibition will cover Maidstone, Malling and Weald edition schools only and we will not be able to give notice of the dates each class will appear. The exhibition is likely to change every few days - so keep popping in!