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Kent, the county in south-eastern England is known as The Garden of England due to the large number of gardens and spectacular landscape, however, the county is also home to many world-class museums which truly offer something for everyone regardless of age or interest.


In Kent, you can visit over 50 accredited museums and a number of non-accredited ones many of which are worth visiting as well. If you like history, you will enjoy history and archaeological museums such as the Kent Battle of Britain Museum, Chatham Historic Dockyard, Dover Castle, Dover Museum, Royal Engineers Museum, Sheerness Heritage Centre Tenterden & District Museum and many others that will take you back through time and enable you to learn more about Kent's as well as national history.


Visit the Powell - Cotton Museum home to an outstanding natural history collection. It is surrounded by a spectacular 15 acre gardens with exotic trees, lovely flowers, wildlife pond and other interesting features. The gardens are also home to peacocks and doves, and are regularly visited by local butterflies, moths and insects. And the Powell-Cotton Museum is only one of many Kent museums and attractions surrounded by lovely gardens or picturesque landscape.


Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Art Gallery is a must-see for art lovers it has one of the most outstanding collections in south-east Kent including objects of national importance. Its collection consists of priceless ancient Egyptian and Anglo-Saxon artefacts, Japanese decorative arts and drafts of national importance, outstanding collection of fine wall and decorative arts and classic furniture, over 400,000 natural history specimens, and much more.


Make the most of your visit to the Huguenot Museum and spend the whole day in Historic Rochester where you will find a wealth of historic sites, cafes and restaurants, Rochester is a wonderful place to relax and unwind.


Don't forget to visit the wonderful Canterbury's museums which include the Beaney, an award winning facility which provides state-of-the-art exhibition galleries, and a varied programme of events.


Or why not visit Kent's only roman museum the Canterbury Roman Museum which is a fascinating and family friendly insight into life in Roman Britain.

Whilst in East Sussex region don't miss the stunning & Iconic Brighton Pavilion. The Royal Pavilion is an exotic palace in the centre of Brighton with a colourful history. Built as a seaside pleasure palace for King George IV, this historic house mixes Regency grandeur with the visual style of India and China.


Brighton Museum & Art Gallery is located in the Royal Pavilion garden, at the heart of the city's cultural quarter. Its diverse collections bring together the arts and history to tell stories about the city and the world we live in.


If you are interested in the great outdoors you will find a great selection of Museums on offer In West Sussex for your Group.

Amberley Museum is a 36 acre open-air site set in the South Downs National Park dedicated to the industrial heritage of the south east. Take a ride around the Museum on the narrow-gauge railway and historic bus. Exhibits include the telecommunications hall, electricity hall, working printshop, lime kilns, roadsteam engines, radio and TV exhibition, stationary engines and more. The Museum is also home to traditional craftspeople, such as the woodturners, wheelwrights and blacksmith, with a café, gift shop, nature trails and numerous picnic areas.


Or Journey to the South Downs heritage centre where you can discover the vanished rural crafts of Sussex. The South Downs Heritage Centre displays a wide range of fascinating exhibits such as the blacksmith and wheelwright. Vintage ploughs and other rural antiquities give an insight into days gone by. The heritage garden displays herbs, vegetables and flowers grown by rural households from Roman to Victorian times. Explore the garden centre with almost everything you can imagine for your garden and a gift shop full of unusual gifts and collectables. All areas are designed to be fully accessible for wheelchair users.


Canterbury Roman Museum

The Beaney

Dover Museum and Bronze Age Boat Gallery

Whitable Community Museum and Gallery

Tangmere Military Aviation Museum

The Royal Pavilion – Brighton

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