The impressive collections at Maidstone Museum include fine art, ancient Egyptians, dinosaurs, Japanese decorative art and more
Established in 1858, and with more than 600,000 artefacts and specimens, Maidstone Museum represents one of the best and largest collections in the south east outside of London. Our collections are outstanding in their diversity and quality, with some of national and international importance. The work of collectors, staff, and benefactors over the years has created an overwhelmingly rich and diverse collection of far greater than regional significance.
There is plenty to discover among the Fine & Applied Art, Human History, and Natural History groups, with some collections comparable to those at national museums. In fact, Maidstone Museum has been compared to a small Victoria & Albert Museum, British Museum, and Natural History Museum rolled into one, right at the heart of the Garden of England.