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“fascinating 'behind the scene' tour”
Review of Maidstone Museum

Maidstone Museum
Ranked #6 of 56 things to do in Maidstone
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: An exceptionally fine regional museum with collections that comprise a rich and impressive variety of historical objects, fine art and natural history. On site we have a variety of hands on activities and trails for families and a wonderful café for that well earned break. A variety of exhibitions and events take place throughout the year.
Reviewed 10 July 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)

Thank nickward2014
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"natural history"
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"new extension"
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"japanese art"
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"egyptian section"
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"free entry"
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"interactive bits"
in 3 reviews
"all ages"
in 15 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 15 reviews
"dinosaur section"
in 6 reviews
"fremlin walk"
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"free attraction"
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"couple of hours"
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"little gem"
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"gift shop"
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Reviewed 7 July 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 bit about this attraction is probably the building itself. Which is why it seems a shame that there's now a gold box on the end of it.

1  Thank James Macintyre
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

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.

Thank GillianFF
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

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 for our town.

Thank victoria s
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

What to do in half term when it's raining and not much money?
Visit this place... You won't be disappointed!
I went today with my 4year old & 11month old boys and my 72 year old nan. It's free to enter and there is so much to see! The staff at reception were so friendly and helpful, there is a room to keep your buggy (there are a lot of steps) and they gave us a map.
My son is into Egyptian mummies and dinosaurs... Perfect. They have an Egyptian exhibition which includes a real mummy! Mummified crocodile, cat head, and child's foot.
The dinosaur exhibition includes an iguanodon which was found in maidstone, lots of fossils, skulls, teeth etc.
there is a room full of different stuffed animals, birds and bugs.
They have old clothes, toys, bikes, clocks, boats, military room, Victoria cross medals, Japanese art gallery. There is seriously so much to see and my boy never once said he was bored! He loved it!
We had lunch in the cafe, the sandwiches are very tasty, they have a deal of hot drink, sand which and crisps for £4.95, a kids deal for £2.75 and you get half a sand which, a drink, a chocolate or piece of fruit and some crisps. (They do not take card so have cash to hand).
The museum is a 1 minute walk from the fremlin walk car park, just behind Boots and Next.
I never knew it existed until a friend recommended and I'm so glad they did.
Well worth a visit.

Thank Harrylis
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