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“Don't Miss This FREE Walkabout”

Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery
Ranked #7 of 53 things to do in Maidstone
Certificate of Excellence
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Pevensey, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Don't Miss This FREE Walkabout”
Reviewed 24 August 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 several rooms to wonder round that include Egypt, Edwardian Times, World War I, World War II, Dinosaurs, Animals and several other interesting pieces to view. A big congratulations should go to whoever runs this and the people behind the funding. Well done!
Well worth a visit if you’re in the area.

Visited August 2014
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English first
London, England
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42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Don't miss this little gem”
Reviewed 3 August 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.

Visited July 2014
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“Fulfilling experience”
Reviewed 29 July 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.

Visited July 2014
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“fascinating 'behind the scene' tour”
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)

Visited June 2014
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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“Over elaborate giftshop seems a bit of a waste”
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.

Visited January 2014
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