Maidstone Museums

One of the best regional museums in the South East with significant collections especially Ethnography, Ancient Egypt, Archaeology and Costume and one of the finest collections of Japanese art in the country.

Don’t miss the Ancient Lives Gallery, a multi-sensory experience with an amazing facial reconstruction of Ta-Kush, a 2700-year-old Egyptian mummy, the only one in Kent!

Discover Maidstone’s dinosaur! Plus, fascinating local history – from toffees to cricket balls!

3 museums in 1! The museum also houses the splendour of the Queen’s Own Royal West Kent regimental museum.  Located in the Archbishops’ Palace Stables, Maidstone Carriage Museum, is open seasonally.




Opening Times

Seasonal opening hours.

To 16 December 2023. Closed January 2024, reopening 7 February 2024

Wednesday – Saturday 10am – 4pm. Last entry 3.30pm  Please visit the museum website for the latest visiting information.

School holiday 21-28 October -Monday to Saturday 10am – 4pm ( last entry 3.30pm)


We aim to make accessing Maidstone Museum easy for visitors with a disability. Find out more about the accessibility.

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