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.
**** Please note there may be some minor disruption to the Archaeology gallery (Withdrawing Room) access due to installation of exhibits on Fri 28 February 2014 ****
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.
A Ladybird Childhood
Saturday 11 January to Sunday 11 May
Ladybird books have been part of family life since they launched in 1940 with their first title Bunnikin’s Picnic Party. Their iconic, colourful mini hardbacks, helped to cement their popularity with generations of the nation’s readers. This exhibition draws upon the vintage archive collection of original illustrations, taking you on a nostalgic journey to your own Ladybird childhood.
Admission: Free of Charge
DID YOU KNOW... that you can view our oil painting collections through the BBC Your Paintings: Public Catalogue Foundation