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Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery

Maidstone Museum is housed in a charming Elizabethan Manor House, in the centre of Maidstone - Kent's County Town. Each gallery will fascinate and surprise; with a wealth of exhibits and objects to see and enjoy as well as regular storytelling, wiggle & jiggle and children's holiday activities.

If you are unable to visit the museum today, then take a virtual tour of our reception, Glass Room, Library, Japanese Gallery and the Kentish Deli Cafe now.

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***PLEASE NOTE: The Kentish Deli Cafe is closed today (Thursday 11 SEptember from 1.00pm - 2.30pm for a private function. Our apologies for any inconvenience caused.***

New! Take the family iPad tour with Spike, our friendly Museum dinosaur! These trails are free and available daily from the front desk, on condition of leaving a valid photo ID as deposit (driving licence, passport, bus pass only). Please note, the trail takes approx. 40 minutes, and therefore the ipads will only be given out until 4.15pm. 

Teddy Bear Story
Saturday 9 August to Friday 1 November 2014

Teddy Bear Story, an exhibition from the V&A Museum of Childhood, looks at the fascinating history of the world's most popular toy. This is a heart-warming exhibition featuring nearly 100 teddy bears, including many rare and diverse examples, as well as teddies from books, films and television programmes.

See more information on our forthcoming exhibitions.

DID YOU KNOW... that you can view our oil painting collections through the BBC Your Paintings: Public Catalogue Foundation

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Opening Times

The Museum is open 10:00 to 17:00 Monday to Saturday. 12.00 to 16.00 Sunday and Bank Holidays. The Museum will be CLOSED ON A SUNDAY from November 2014


Carriage Museum Open

Tyrwhitt-Drake Museum of Carriages, at Mill St, Maidstone, is open 12.00 - 16.00 Wednesday to Sunday until Sunday 14 September. Entry charges apply from 7 May onwards.

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