Folkestone Museum

Combining geology, social & economic history, flora & fauna, art, child friendly Folkestone Museum takes you on a journey through the story of our town. From dinosaurs to its Roman origins, to a humble coastal community and its heyday as a fashionable seaside resort and cross channel port.


Opening Times

The Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 4pm (last entry 3.30pm).

Please check our website and social media channels for any last minute unforeseen closures.


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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