Tenterden & District Museum
Easily the best place to start your visit to Tenterden and the Weald!
Tenterden & District local history museum is accessible to everyone.
Dip into 1,000 years of history with the help of our friendly stewards, and discover rich layers of history, architectural trends over the centuries, house or family - all encapsulated in six rooms on two floors!
Tenterden Museum is situated in a quiet car park 25yards from the pretty tree-lined High Street.
The museum enjoys a convenient position near the town’s cafes and boutique shops, bordering two large car parks, one of which has excellent WC facilities with a summertime coach park.
Opened in 1976, the museum is housed in an attractive weatherboard building originally built in 1870. Described in the deeds as “plot of garden ground. Two stall stable and coach house with loft over and tool room by estimation 23 perches more or less”.
Exhibits show the history of Tenterden and the Cinque Ports, reflecting the rich history of the area. Artefacts range from a 1500 BC flint axe head to the Victorian kitchen.
We look forward to meeting you!
c18th scourge with cat-o-nine-tails
Smallhyhe 15th C Ship Yard diorama
1st April or Good Friday (whichever is sooner) to October
Open Every Day including BH Mondays
Good Friday or from 1st April/May/June 1.30pm to 4.30pm
July/August/September to 1st weekend in October 11.00am to 4.30pm
Suitable for families
Under 18 years and students with a valid card FREE