The Museum
The Museum is housed in a two storey weather boarded building, one of the last representatives in Tenterden of a type of industrial building common in the area in the latter part of the 19th century.

Tenterden and District Museum Association.

The museum was opened in 1976 and is run entirely by volunteers.
As a member of the Kent Museums Group and working closely with Ashford Borough Council’s Culture and Tourism Department.

The museum maintains very high standards of conservation and preservation of its unique collection.
The Association serves as a focus for research and enquiry and provides a repository for artefacts connected with the area. Items gifted to the museum which are of local interest are always welcome.

Private visits:
Groups and institutes are most welcome and usually take place when the museum is closed.

For Tenterden and district family history enquiries please contact Colin Young at

For Tenterden and district house histories enquiries please contact

School visits:
Tenterden & District Museum has artefacts dating back through history. Teachers are encouraged to contact us to tailor make their school visit to reflect the National Curriculum.

Can be tailored to fit in with other activities and special needs.
A reduced charge is made for big parties.
Disabled access to ground floor only.

Adults £2.00 Children under 18 years and students showing a valid student card are FREE. Full disabled access to the ground floor.

The Museum shop: is the only place in Tenterden where there is a selection of place stamped souvenirs. Come and look round for small gifts to remind you of your visit to Tenterden!







Opening times
Good Friday or 1st April whichever is the soonest, to first weekend October
Open every day including Bank Holidays
Sundays and Mondays 1.30 to 4.30pm

Easter to end June 1.30pm to 4.30pm

During special exhibitions
See details under EVENTS

11am to 4.30pm

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