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Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery

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Address: St. Faith's Street, Maidstone ME14 1LH, England
Phone Number: 01622 602838
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Great free museum in a wonderful building and in a great location! Very friendly and accommodating staff and lots to see and do especially for younger children.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Great free museum in a wonderful building and in a great location! Very friendly and accommodating staff and lots to see and do especially for younger children.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

There was a school trip happening while we were but the children were engaged in the displays and talks (we listened in as well which was very interesting). Free entry but well worth a good donation.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

There is something for everyone here. Great to take the kids to on a wet day. Art work changes but the art was wonderful and so different to each other when I went. If your driving you will have to park in the shopping centre and walk down.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

After living in Maidstone for some time I decided it was finally time to visit the local museum and I was not disappointed. There are lots of different displays both local and worldwide all are accompanied by clear and informative information. It is well set out and not cluttered,there are lifts and also stair lifts. A nice coffee shop is... More 

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Absolutely brilliant!! Well worth a days visit for the whole family. The museum is surround by brenchley gardens a local area of natural beauty.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This museum has so much gong for it! The core building is a manor house that has been extended over the centuries, so the juxtaposition of archtecture from various periods is interesting in itself and the contents are as interesting as the box, which isn't always the case with smaller museums. The regimental gallery is thoughtfully and logically arranged, telling... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Great museum with many displays with small park behind and nearby train station. If you find yourself in Maidstone or planning a trip there this large museum is well worth a visit. Has displays consisting of dinosaurs, local fossils, Egypt ,japan,roman England, art, wildlife, local history and a lot more. Don't let the mummy scare your kids. There are Lots... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My children love a wander around the museum, certainly looking around the dinosaurs, dressing up and all the old war medals and history of Maidstone. Its a must to go and see the Egyptian mummy always provokes a comment or two, go during half terms and they normally have an activity on at a small cost but it books out... More 

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64 reviews 64 reviews
28 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

My kids thoroughly enjoyed seeing the Egyptian exhibition it helped tie in what they were learning at school also, the rest was just a bonus, lots of activities to do and great spots for hands on exploring. Well worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Took my children here they loved it the staff were very helpful and inviting was busy so had to move around quite quickly

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