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Maidstone Museum

St. Faith's Street, Maidstone, ME14 1LH

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Maidstone Museum, nestled in the heart of Kent, stands as a beacon of cultural and historical enrichment. Housed in a beautiful Elizabethan manor, it boasts an extensive collection that spans natural history, fine art, and local heritage. Visitors can explore a vast array of exhibits, ranging from ancient artefacts to contemporary artworks, making it a treasure trove for historians, art lovers, and families alike. The museum also serves as a hub for educational activities, offering workshops and guided tours that bring history and art to life. With its rich collections and engaging programmes, Maidstone Museum offers a window into the past, present, and future, inviting all to discover the stories and beauty held within its walls. The Museum is operated by Maidstone Borough Council, and entry is free. There may be charges to exhibitions or events, please check website for further information.


St. Faith's Street, Maidstone, ME14 1LH


Disabled Parking Only

Opening Hours

See website for opening hours

Free Entry (No Booking Required)

Map & Directions

St. Faith’s Street, Maidstone, ME14 1LH
Disabled Parking Only
Directions & Travel Info:
To visit Maidstone Museum, exit the M20 at Junction 6, and head towards Maidstone town centre and Maidstone East train station, following the brown heritage signs. Parking is available at Fremlin Walk multi-storey car park opposite the museum, with disabled parking on Station Road. Maidstone East is the closest train station, just a two-minute walk through Brenchley Gardens, or from Maidstone Barracks, a five-minute walk away. From Chequers Bus Station, it’s a ten-minute walk, or take a bus from King Street, Stop G, with stops at Royal Star Arcade or Brenchley Gardens near the museum.


Maidstone Museum is committed to accessibility for all visitors, offering five Blue Badge parking spaces on Station Road by Brenchley Gardens, just two minutes away, with alternative parking at Fremlin Walk. Service dogs are welcome across the premises. Tours for hard of hearing groups and schools can be arranged with prior booking, and the museum is enhancing resources for visitors with SEND, including fidget backpacks and quiet zones. Additionally, an audio description for the Lady Godiva sculpture supports blind and partially sighted guests. The museum ensures wheelchair and buggy access to most ground floor areas, with lift access to the first floor for access to various galleries and wheelchair-accessible toilets, alongside buggy storage at reception. However, electric mobility scooters cannot be accommodated in the wheelchair lift. Baby-changing facilities are available in the disabled toilets on the ground floor, enhancing the museum’s accessibility for all.