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Maidstone Carriage Museum (Tyrwhitt-Drake Museum of Carriages)

Museum

Carriage Museum

Address/Location

Mill Street
Maidstone
Kent
ME15 6YE

Contact

Tel: 01622 602838

Museum

The Tyrwhitt-Drake Museum of Carriages is home to a unique collection of horse-drawn vehicles and transport curiosities. More than 60 vehicles are displayed, from grand carriages and ornate sleighs to antique sedan chairs and Victorian cabs - even an original ice cream cart.

The collection is the legecy of Sir Garrard Tyrwhitt-Drake, local benefactor and mayor who began collecting carriages when he saw that the motor car was forcing the horse-drawn vehicles of his childhood off the road. He advertised for the nucleus of his collection and in 1946 the Museum of Carriages was opened. The collection was the first of its kind and is viewed as the finest in Europe.

The Museum is located in the Archbishops' Stables, built in the 14th century as part of the Archbishops' Palace courtyard.

 

Ticket Information

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
5 years and over£1.00 per ticket
2 adults and up to 3 children£5.00 per ticket
adult£2.00 per ticket
Child under 5 yearsFree
seniors£1.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Opening Times

2017 opening (3 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017)
DayTimes

* FREE OPENING April 30-May 1 from 12-4pm, and Wednesday-Sunday 12-4pm from May 4.

The museum can open for group visits all year round by special arrangement. Please contact us for more information.

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