Maison Dieu is temporarily closed until further notice. Please check the venue's website for the latest details.

A 13th- and 16th-century flint and timber-framed building which was once a medieval hospital, Maison Dieu is now a museum housing Roman artefacts.

The Maison Dieu, part of a medieval hospital, contained a ‘camera regis’ – a lodging for royal visitors – from the reign of Henry III, who is seen as the founder of the hospital. For more than three centuries it was a considerable landmark along the pilgrim route to Canterbury and the Continent.

The remaining building now houses a village museum, thought to be the oldest in the country. The collections focus on the Maison Dieu foundation itself and its immediate neighbourhood, and on the extensive finds made during excavations at the main complex and an important Roman cemetery nearby.

Maison Dieu

Water Lane, Ospringe, Faversham, Kent, ME13 8TS

01795 601 714


Opening times

Temporarily closed

Open weekends and Bank Holidays. From Easter Till End of October

Free entry with National Art Pass

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