Museum of Kent Life
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The Museum of Kent Life is an open air museum
located at Sandling, next to Allington Locks on the east bank of the River
Oast House at Meusium
of Kent life
Converted to B&W by us using Capture NX2
The museum has a variety of buildings, most of
which have been dismantled and re-erected at the museum. These include 2
farmhouses, a barn, cottages, granary, forge, chapel, hopper
huts, Oast, shepherds hut, tack room, village hall and wagon store.
At the museum, various aspects of farming are
recreated. There are two small hop gardens, growing Fuggles and Goldings hops.
Apple and plum orchards, a herb garden, a soft fruit garden and various
If you live nearby or feel you would be likely
to visit several times, it would appear that if you buy a ticket by Gift Aid,
you get a ticket valid for a year (excluding events). You have to be a
UK taxpayer to qualify.
Location: Museum of Kent Life, Sandling,
Getting there: The Museum is located next to
the M20, five minutes from the centre of Maidstone. It is one hour from
London and 30 minutes from the Channel Tunnel and ports.
M20 Coast bound: Exit at Junction 6. Take the 3rd exit at the first
roundabout and 3rd exit on the second roundabout towards Aylesford. The Museum
is on the left past The Village Hotel.
M20 London bound: Get into the Maidstone/Chatham filter lane and exit at
Junction 6. Then take the 4th exit off the large roundabout towards
Aylesford. The Museum is on the left past The Village Hotel.
By River Boat: The
from outside the Archbishop's Palace opposite the Court House in the centre
of Maidstone, just five minutes walk from Maidstone West, 10 minutes from
Maidstone East and a few minutes from the Fremlin Walk Shopping Centre.
Please call 01622 753740 to check sailing times.
Other Useful Websites:
Address: The Museum of Kent Life, Cobtree,
Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone, Kent
Postcode: ME14 3AU
Telephone: 01622 763936
Opening Times: Mid Feb to early Nov, open
every day, 10am to 5pm, open at other times for groups.
Charges: Adults £7.50; Children £5.20; under 3
free; concessions £6;
Special events £1 per head more.
Other Location Pages:
List of Living
Living history museums introduction
Notes: Their website is not the easiest to find
information on, to find information on different buildings go to the site
museums map page
and take the hyperlinks in the list under the
CIN Page Ref: kent_life
Date Updated: 07/2008
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