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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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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Excellent displays and interesting for all ages.

When in Maidstone don't miss out by not visiting this attraction. You might thing boring and stuffy, but that is completely wrong. This venue is interesting for all the family and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

When in Maidstone don't miss out by not visiting this attraction. You might thing boring and stuffy, but that is completely wrong. This venue is interesting for all the family and gives you a chance to explore and enjoy things as varied as a cannon and war medals, Lady Godiva, Egypt, with a real mummy, dinosaurs, the fashions we used... More 

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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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22 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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 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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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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62 reviews 62 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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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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30 attraction reviews
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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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