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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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Magical Museum!

This really is a gem of a museum! Tucked away behind Fremlin Walk, it is easily missed - which is a great shame because it is an absolutely fabulous place to visit. We are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This really is a gem of a museum! Tucked away behind Fremlin Walk, it is easily missed - which is a great shame because it is an absolutely fabulous place to visit. We are regulars here and today we visited the Lego exhibition, which was great. The rest of the museum is endlessly fascinating and well laid out. The cafe... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I had my two oldest grandchildren ,who live in Wiltshire,aged 7 and 4 staying for a few days .The weather was wet so I took them to the exhibition and they loved it and especially looking for the figures on the model of St.Pancreas station which is impressive.We also looked around the rest of the museum which is now child... More 

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MaidstoneMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Rosemary. We're so pleased that you, your daughter, and your grandchildren had a great time during your visit. More 

Penicuik, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Lovely little local museum and gallery with a huge amount of very interesting exhibits. Well worth an hour or two of your time.

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Chester
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40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Maidstone Museum and Gallery is quite large, certainly packed with plenty to see, including the Queens Own Royal West Kent Regimental Museum inside. There's also a dinosaur section, a local history section, some ancient Egyptian stuff including a mummy, as well as some paintings of the local area and people important to the area. So what's the problem and why... More 

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MaidstoneMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback on the museum and its collections. We regret that your visit didn't quite live up to expectations, but we have passed your comments on to the right department to review and address. We value detailed feedback such as this and work hard to deliver an experience that meets the demands... More 

Gravesend
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20 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I really wanted to see this Lego experience after reading about it in the local paper, I was very disappointed as the exhibit's were only 3 days old, and some had not been assembled properly, bits not fitting etc, and the train in the station was derailed. Good for young children, but nothing special.

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MaidstoneMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review the Brick City exhibition at Maidstone Museum. We're sorry to hear that the collection didn't meet expectations, and we'll be checking each exhibit to ensure they're all correctly assembled and aligned. We value the reviews we receive from our visitors, and can only hope that this won't deter you from attending future... More 

Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Took my 7 & 4 yr old to Maidstone museum for a work shop & look around will go back again but now find out that it's not open on Mondays ( which is the day I have them both in holidays ) so bit disappointed .

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Alexandra G, Commerce & Retail Officer at Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review Maidstone Museum. You will be pleased to hear that the Museum is open on Mondays from 10am - 5pm. It was reported in the press that the museum would be closed. This something that is being investigated, but this is certainly not the case at the present. We hope to see you... More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Excellent. So much to see and holiday activities for the kids. Nice staff. Café grubby and expensive on our visit.

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Alexandra G, Commerce & Retail Officer at Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Museum. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your visit, but am very sorry that your visit to the cafe was not up to your expectations. I have passed your comments onto the Cafe provider, so that they can address the issues raised. More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Plenty to see for a museum of that size and they even have a mummy on display. Have I mentioned dinosaurs? They have dinosaurs! And they roarrr.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
41 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Maidstone museum is underated museum and should really be advertised better as it is one of the best local museums in the country. The museum holds a diverse collections from local history to one of the best natural history collections in the UK. This museum is owned and funded by Maidstone Borough Council and is currently free of charge for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

A great free museum with exhibitions people of all ages and interests can enjoy. There are some great interactive parts where you can dress up or try on some African masks. Lots to see and learn, and very friendly staff. Well worth a visit

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Additional Information about Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery

Address: St. Faith's Street, Maidstone ME14 1LH, England
Phone Number: 01622 602838
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Maidstone
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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