How to Find Us
Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery
St Faith’s Street, Maidstone, Kent. ME14 1LH
Mill Street, Maidstone, Kent. ME15 6YE
The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment Museum is located within Maidstone Museum. All entry to our Museums is FREE.
Telephone: 01622 602838
By Car: From the M20 take junction 7 and head towards Maidstone Town Centre and Maidstone East Train Station. Follow the brown heritage signs.
Public Transport: Search for timetables by service number, destination or postcode.
Train: Our nearest train station is Maidstone East. The rear of the Museum is a 2 minute walk through Brenchley Gardens. If you travel via the Medway Valley Line, alight at Maidstone Barracks and take a 5 minute walk over the bridge, following the Maidstone East rail tracks to Maidstone East Station.
Shopmobility: Maidstone's Shopmobility Scheme for disabled visitors.
Travelling between Museums
From Maidstone Museum to the Carriage Museum: Turn left as you exit the front courtyard and walk uphill towards Week Street. Turn right at Week Street and follow it through town and down Gabriel’s Hill. Turn right at the bottom of Gabriel’s Hill and cross over the crossing. Follow the road round past the Police Station and car parks and turn left at the large junction. The Carriage Museum is on your left.
From The Carriage Museum to Maidstone Museum: Turn right as you exit the Museum and take the first right at the large junction. Follow the traffic past the Police Station and cross the road near Gala Bingo. Walk up Gabriel’s Hill, and cross straight over onto Week Street. Turn left at Maplins and Maidstone Museum is downhill on the right hand side.
From Maidstone Museum to the Carriage Museum: Continue forward onto Waterside, turn left onto the A229 and follow the signs for Hastings / Town Centre, bearing left. The Palace Avenue car park is on your right, opposite the Rootes Peugeot garage. Exit the car park in the far right corner, and you will see the Carriage Museum to your left.
Alternatively, pass the Palace Avenue car park, bear right past Gala Bingo, turn 1st right and stay in the right hand lane. Turn right again at the traffic lights and the Museum is on your right. Parking here is very limited.
From the Carriage Museum to Maidstone Museum: Follow the one-way system and immediately bear left past the Archbishops Palace into Bishops Way. Follow signs for the A229 (Signposted Chatham, M2, M20). With the river on your left, follow the brown heritage signs. Take the first right into the Earl Street entrance to Fremlin Walk shopping centre car park. Once in Fremlin walk, turn left between H&M and Next. The museum is in front of you.