Carriage Museum Opens

It is once again that time of year when Maidstone’s Carriage Museum opens for the summer season
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Carriage Museum Opens for May Bank Holiday

Maidstone Museum
1st May 2015
By Maidstone Museum

It is once again that time of year when the landscape blooms, the sky turns blue, the sun rears its head and Maidstone’s Carriage Museum opens for the summer season.

To celebrate, the Tyrwhitt-Drake Museum of Carriages will be open from 12 – 4pm from Friday 1st to Monday 4th May, offering free admission for the entire May Bank Holiday weekend.

With the Maidstone Fringe Festival bringing a host of quality live music to venues across Maidstone Town Centre this May Bank Holiday Weekend, there is lots going on to make for a great day out.

The Museum will thereafter be open weekly, from Wednesday to Sunday 12 – 4pm, for the entire summer until September with admission at £2 for Adults, £1 for Children and Senior Citizens and under 5s going free.

Housed in the charming and historic 15th century stables, which forms part of the medieval Archbishops’ Palace complex, the Tyrwhitt-Drake Museum of Carriages offers an insight into the fascinating history of transport.

With more than 60 vehicles displayed there is plenty to see, from grand carriages such as Queen Victoria’s State Landau to antique sedan chairs and Victorian ‘growlers’ in one of the finest collections of its kind in Europe.

The Carriage Museum collection was assembled by Sir Garrard Tyrwhitt-Drake, twelve times Mayor of Maidstone, and opened in 1946.

So come and visit and feel yourself travel back in time as you browse the unique collection of horse-drawn vehicles and transport curiosities!

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