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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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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west sussex
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 804 helpful votes
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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Yamba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

My daughter and I were visiting the area and decided to visit the museum. The exhibitions were excellent and their was a very good range of items to see. We found it very interesting and informative. The staff at the front desk were very pleasant and helpful with information and purchases. Would highly recommend a visit.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Interesting (and free) municipal museum – displays cover natural history, Egypt, Maidstone, Japanese art and much else. There is a pleasant café too.

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We visited the Bentlif gallery as invited guests for a preview evening for the Pump Lane Artists - Out of the Blue Exhibition. I was really impressed with the gallery, it is in the centre of Maidstone but it has a kind of rural aspect. In the foyer is a large white sculpture of Lady Godiva on horseback. There are... More 

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

So glad you enjoyed your visit. There is lots to see in the collection galleries and as you experienced, some really lovely temporary exhbitions. You may be interested in the People, Places and Things tour on the 6th June which is a history tour of the building with handling of objects and followed with a cream tea! More 

St Austell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Decided to visit on a Sunday whilst up from Cornwall and the women were shopping.3 hours flew by! Room upon room of exhibits ,all diverse.Something for everyone,and free too!Cafe worth a visit too.

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

So pleased that you discovered us during your visit. Please come back when you are next in the area. More 

Pershore, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Theres a lot of different things to see that there should be at least somthing for everyone. The kids really enjoyed the dinosaurs & it is done really well. They also had activity sheets to do on the way around which kept them alert to what was there & what they were looking at. All the staff that we dealt... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely comments. As your children loved the dinosaurs, you might like to know that we have a special Dino Day on Saturday 13th June, featuring an anamatronic baby T- Rex. He's loud, fast and scary!...He will be in the museum courtyard at different times during the day and there are some additional activities for children to... More 

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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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