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

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Opening times

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

School Holidays (excluding Bank Holiday Mondays):
Mon to 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 2022 to early February 2023.

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