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Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery

St. Faith's Street, Maidstone ME14 1LH, England
01622 602838
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Ranked #5 of 26 Attractions in Maidstone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

In so many towns the local museum is a dated former civic building with a few rooms of dusty and dated displays, maidstone museum is much more than this. The museum houses natunally and internationally important collections from natural history to clothes and shows them in a dynamic akin to national museums in the cities. If you are in town... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I have lived in Maidstone all my life and have never visited this museum. I was not dissappointed. The collection of stuffed birds and animals is amazing. The whole experience was great and one of the best reasons to visit?........Its FREE to visit. Apart from the museum if you like looking at old buildings you will be in heaven. Even... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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134 reviews 134 reviews
28 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Having lived in Maidstone since 1997 it was the first time I have been here, the building is lovely (well the historic bit), the new part is just plain ugly on the outside, heyho, that's planners for you. Nonetheless, the exhibits are accessible, just so dated, the dinosaur part is actually really informative yet for something so significant in Maidstone's... More

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Pevensey, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We were wondering around Maidstone as we had time to spare and came across this Museum. It was free of charge for entry and was absolutely fantastic; I find sometimes these free events/shows can be a little disappointing from the point of view that generally if it’s free they haven’t got the money to buy the artefacts. However this had... More

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London, England
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

If you are in Maidstone then you must not miss this wonderful little gem of a Museum. So many interesting exhibits that you can easily spend a good few hours in here. It is very child friendly and fantastic value as it is free admission. Nice little cafe inside as well. A must in the School holidays.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Hey! If you have never visited then I highly recommend you do so. From the facilities to the exhibits you will enjoy, something for all ages and interests. I have worked with medway council and english heritage and found the museum a refreshing place to spend the day. Well done Maidstone! Dave J.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

take time to arrange a tour of the museum's secret collections in the hidden stores - it's unbelievable and we were even able to handle some of the amazing artefacts (wearing protective gloves)

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This museum has recently had an extension added on the front in the form of a golden square. This is just a giftshop. Everything else is pretty much the same as it has always been for 20+ years. Lots of taxedurmy of common animals, and there is a pretty good dinosaur zone. Not the attraction it could be. The best... More

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Kent
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

What a lovely visit. From a Talon and Tiara exhibition to Taxidermy this museum has many interest covered. Ill be back with the children, this journey is one worth revisiting and sharing.the coffee is great too.

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
36 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

I've been visiting this museum since I was little and now bring the children. Dressing up area was well stocked for half term and the new microscope is fantastic! My husband complained, however, that your Maidstone United Football Club information needs updating and seeing as we now have a much needed and long-awaited for new ground, this is very important... More

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