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.
*** PLEASE NOTE the Kentish Deli Cafe will be closed from 1pm on Wednesday 8th October 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.
Lyminge Archaeology dig exhibition
20th of May to 30th of September.
We are delighted to have on display Lyminge Archaeological Project’s travelling exhibition.
Exhibited within our Withdrawing Room we have current/recent excavations at Lyminge, with finds and interpretation. Historic finds from Lyminge from the 1950s excavations which we hold the collections from (on permanent display in the withdrawing room), along with Anglo Saxon finds from other sites in Kent such as Sarre and Bifrons (on permanent display in the withdrawing room)
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.