Folkestone Museum

Folkestone Museum in Kent takes you on a journey through the history of Folkestone, from its origins as a humble coastal community, through to its heyday as a fashionable seaside resort and beyond.

Located in the newly restored Town Hall, the Museum explores the history of the Town.



Opening Times

The opening hours of the Museum are seasonal.

Please check our website before your visit.

Currently, the Museum is open Monday – Saturday 10am – 4pm.


The Museum is fully wheelchair accessible, there are ramp entrances on the Ground Floor and the Lower Ground Floor.

To the rear of the Museum, the exterior floor is uneven (cobbled) and it is recommended that the front entrance is used for easier access.

There are two recommended drop off points near to the Museum. The nearest is Rendezvous Street at the barrier to the Precinct, there is a short incline of about 100 metres. The other drop off point is the taxi rank located at the end of Guildhall Street on Shellons Street, this is approximately 150 metres from the Museum on a flat surface.

There is a lift in the Museum that is wheelchair accessible, it has audio announcements and Braille labelling on the buttons.

Visitor toilets and wheelchair accessible toilets are available on the Lower Ground Floor.

Induction loops are fitted at various points throughout the museum.

Please contact the museum if you require large print resources to be sent to you. Other publications are available at the reception desk on the ground floor.


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