Maidstone Carriage Museum

Type:Museum

Mill Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6YE

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About

Maidstone Carriage Museum 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.

 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adults£2.00 per ticket
Child under 5 yearsFree
Children 5 years and over£2.00 per ticket
Family (2 + 2)£6.00 per ticket
Seniors£2.00 per ticket

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

Facilities

Other

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Family Fun
  • Indoor Attraction

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Town centre and follow brown heritage signs

Public Transport Directions

Trains from Kent Coast, Canterbury, Ashford and London Charing Cross or London Victoria to Maidstone East, 2 minutes walk through Brenchley Gardens at rear of Museum.

Opening Times

2020 opening (3 May 2020 - 1 Sept 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - ThursdayClosed
Friday - Sunday12:00 - 16:00
Bank HolidayClosed

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

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