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Art, Culture & Museums

With the many museums in Kent, a trip to Maidstone means you are certain to observe and absorb plenty of art and history. Museums, galleries and theatres make Maidstone the perfect place for a cultured break.

The award winning Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Art Gallery housed in a charming Elizabethan Manor house is well worth a visit.

Not only is Maidstone home to one of the finest regional museums in the South East, it also boasts some of the most unusual museums.

Maidstone Carriage Museum The Tyrwhitt-Drake Museum of Carriages is dubbed the finest collection of horse-drawn vehicles in Europe. 

Kent Life is home to an outstanding collection of historic buildings, exhibitions, gardens, farm animals, reflecting the changes in Kent in the 19th & 20th Centuries.

Lashenden Air Warfare Museum has wartime exhibits and memorabilia from both Britain and Germany on display dating from 1911 to the present day, including a pilot less VI flying bomb, log books, ration books and many photographs.

 Today's Featured Attractions are....

  • Allington Belle

    Allington Belle on River Medway

    Location: Maidstone

    One hour trips on the River Medway on board the Allington Belle, Maidstone's Mississippi style...

  • Jubilee Boats - River Medway, Maidstone

    Family day explorer boats

    Location: Mill Street

    A range of small boats for hire and the larger elecric/solar powered boat can be enjoyed by all the...

  • All Saints Church, Maidstone

    All Saints Church, Maidstone

    Location: Maidstone

    The Parish Church of the county town of Kent was largely built by Archbishop Courtenay (14th...

  • Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery

    Maidstone Museum East Wing

    Location: Maidstone

    An exceptional regional museum set within an Elizabethan manor house. Special collections of...

  • The Friars - Aylesford

    The Friars

    Location: Maidstone

    The Carmelite Friary founded in 1242 was dispossessed at the dissolution of the monasteries by...

  • Stoneacre

    Stoneacre by Andy Hunter

    Location: Otham

    15th century half timbered Yeoman's house featuring a great hall and crownpost, surrounded by...

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