Tenterden and District Museum is located just off Station Road in the car park on the left as you turn in from the picturesque High Street. It is a two storey weather boarded building, one of the last representatives in Tenterden of a type of industrial building common in the latter part of the 19th Century.
The Museum was opened in 1976 and is run entirely by volunteers. As a member of the Kent Museums Group and working closely with Ashford Borough Council’s Culture and Tourism Department, the Museum maintains very high standards of conservation and preservation of its unique collection.
The Association serves as a focus for research and enquiry and provides a repository for artefacts connected with the area. Items gifted to the museum which are of local interest are always welcome.
Private visits are most welcome and usually take place outside normal Museum opening hours. Groups and institutes are most welcome. Please contact the Museum to arrange visits
The Museum is open from Good Friday or the first Friday in April (whichever is earlier) to October every day. From Good Friday or the first Friday in April (whichever is earlier) to the end of June, opening hours are from 1.30 – 4.30pm.
From July to October, opening hours are from 11am to 4.30pm Tuesday to Saturday.
Open 1.30pm to 4.30pm Sundays and Mondays throughout the season.
Bank Holiday Monday opening hours are 11am – 4.30pm.
A small admission charge is made with reductions to over sixties. Children under 18 years and students showing a valid student card are free.