An Elizabethan manor house provides the setting for a vast array of exhibits, including fine art, musical instruments, stained glass, ceramics, costume, military memorabilia, archaeological finds, ethnographical artefacts and natural history specimens.

With over 660,000 objects in the collection there is no shortage of things to discover, from tiny carved Japanese netsuke and Edo period woodblock prints to an Egyptian mummy that's 2,700 years old. Children will enjoy the roar of the dinosaur in the Earth Gallery, as well as regular storytelling and holiday activities.

Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery

Free to all

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

01622 602838


Opening times

Wed- Sat 10am-4pm (last entry 3.30pm)

School Holidays (excluding Bank Holiday Mondays):
Mon-Sat 10am-4pm (last entry 3.30pm)

Please note opening times will vary, check the website before visiting and for details over closures over the Christmas period.
Winter closing: mid-December 2021 to early February 2022.

For the safety of our visitors the museum has a one way system in place until government restirctions are eased.

Our temporary exhibitions are subject to timed ticketing and limited numbers will be permitted in the rooms within these times. Please be advised that on rare ocassions you may be asked to wait until numbers have reduced.

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