Properties and events in Kent 2017

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Powell-Cotton Museum

Powell Cotton Museum, Quex Park, Birchington, Kent, CT7 0BH

Whether you are looking for a family day out or a quiet stroll in beautiful surroundings, we look forward to welcoming you to Quex Park in…

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HM Prison, Canterbury

H.M. Prison, 46 Longport, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1PJ

A unique opportunity to see the 19th century prison with its cells and other features before the final alterations change it into student…

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The Bastion Tower, Pound Lane

16, Pound Lane, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2BZ

This detached tower was originally one of the defensive bastions built into the city wall which, on the northern side, was rebuilt by Archbishop…

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Astor Community Theatre

Astor Community Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, Kent, CT14 6AB

The auditorium of this historic theatre is given over to a large display of research about the History of Deal. The material is arranged in…

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Kent Mining Museum and Betteshanger Colliery Tour

Kent Mining Heritage Foundation, Almond House, Betteshanger Road, Deal, Kent, CT14 0EN

Come and visit a coal miner and learn about Kent's hidden coal mining heritage! The Kent Mining Museum (opening 2018) welcomes you to come and…

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St. Andrew’s Church

St. Andrew’s Church, West Street, Deal, Kent, CT14 6DY

Known as ‘The Boatmen’s Church’, it is built in the Early English style of Kentish ragstone with Caen stone dressings and a tiled roof. The…

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St. George’s Church

St. George's church, High Street, Deal, Kent, CT14 6BA

St George’s Church is a Grade II* listed Queen Anne structure. The interior includes the Mayor’s Gallery which retains many of its features…

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Timeball Tower

Timeball Tower, Victoria Parade, Deal, Kent, CT14 7BP

An iconic Grade II listed building on the seafront, which is a reminder of the importance of the town to the navy in Georgian times. It contains a…

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Fort Burgoyne, Dover

Fort Burgoyne, Fort Burgoyne Road, Dover, Kent, CT16 1HW

Fort Burgoyne has stood on the top of the hills to the east of Dover, overlooking Dover Castle, since the 1860s. It is a Scheduled Ancient…

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Western Heights North Entrance Road Tunnel

North Military Road, Dover, Kent, CT17

Built in the 1860s this road tunnel provided pedestrian and vehicular access to the Western Heights military defences, but was closed in 1967.…

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Shorncliffe Garrison - 200 years of Protecting Our Island

Shorncliffe Redoubt, Shorncliffe, Folkestone, Kent

The Shorncliffe Trust will be running guided tours visiting and explaining the evolvement of a military garrison over 200 years. Almost forgotten…

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St. Peter’s Church, Folkestone

St. Peters Church, North Street, Folkestone, Kent, CT19 6AL

St Peter’s Church, consecrated in July 1868, watching over the harbour, was built to bring the Church to the fishing community and East Cliff.…

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PS Medway Queen Art and Photo Exhibition

Medway Queen Preservation Society, Gillingham Pier, Western Arm, Pier Approach Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 1RX

Every year the Medway Queen joins in with the national “Heritage Open Days” weekend and this year we are collaborating with MidKent College to…

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Light Vessel 21 - Open Day

St Andrew's Quay, Royal Pier Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 2BD

Welcome aboard historic lightship! Join the crew aboard LV21, a unique 40 metre steel-hulled lightship, the last of the renowned Philip & Son's…

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Maritime themed walk and LV21 lightship visit

Gravesend Borough Market, High Street, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 0AZ

Departs from the Visit Gravesend information desk inside Gravesend Borough Market at 10.30am. Gravesend’s connection with the Thames is well…

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Behind the Scenes: archives and local history at the Kent History and Library Centre

Kent History & Library Centre, James Whatman Way, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1LQ

The Kent History and Library Centre has 14km of shelving holding archives from and relating to Kent’s fascinating past, in addition to a superb…

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Maidstone Town Hall

Maidstone Borough Council, Town Hall, Middle Row, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1TF

Maidstone Town Hall was built in 1763 and has not been much altered since the 18th century. It was erected not only for town use but also by…

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Discovering Foal Hurst Wood

Badsell Road, Paddock Wood, Kent, TN12 6LR

A guided walk in a favourite local nature reserve! Once part of the forest of the Weald with its unique and uncultivated history this lovely area…

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John Brunt VC: Remembering a WW2 Hero

John Brunt V C, 24 Church Road, Paddock Wood, Kent, TN12 6HB

John Brunt VC was a well known local WW2 hero who died in Italy in 1944. He had enlisted in the army at the age of 18 and the family lived in…

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Masonic Hall Paddock Wood 300 Years of Freemasonry

57 Maidstone Road, Paddock Wood, Kent, TN12 6DJ

A unique opportunity to learn about the fascinating history of Freemasons. No need to roll up trouser legs or struggle with handshakes to learn…

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Photographic Memories at the Wesley Centre

The Wesley Centre, Commercial Road, Paddock Wood, Kent, TN12 6DS

The Wesley Centre was built in 1888. As the name implies it was originally used as a Chapel. It is now the only remaining Victorian building for…

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Italianate Glasshouse

Italianate Glasshouse, King George VI Memorial Park, Montefiore Ave, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 8BD

The Glasshouse dates back to the early 19th century and was erected in the park in 1832. It is a unique Grade II* listed historic feature and…

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MONKTON NATURE RESERVE

Monkton Nature Reserve, Canterbury Road, Monkton, Ramsgate, Kent, CT12 4LH

Thanet's premier inland nature reserve and home of the Thanet Observatories has recently been upgraded with more accessible paths and a…

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Pugin’s Church and Shrine of St Augustine

St. Augustines Church, St. Augustines Road, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 9PA

This new education, research and visitor centre, aiming to increase knowledge and accessibility around two themes: the Victorian architect…

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Ramsgate Maritime Museum

Ramsgate Maritime Museum, Clock House Pier Yard, Harbour Parade, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 8LS

At the centre of the UK’s only Royal Harbour, Ramsgate Maritime Museum explores the fascinating maritime history of Ramsgate. The Museum is…

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St Edward’s Presbytery

St. Edwards, St. Augustines Road, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 9NY

See inside the newly restored St Edward’s Presbytery which was built by Augustus Welby Pugin in 1850, part of this great architect’s original…

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USN P22

Military Road, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 9LQ

USN P22 is a United States Navy Gun Boat which was built by a German shipbuilders shortly after WWII for the American military to patrol the river…

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Quaker Meeting House

Northgate, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1LS

Find out about the Society of Friends, colloquially known as Quakers (a nickname when they began in the 17th century). Quakers will be present to…

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St Margaret’s Church, High Halstow

St Margarets' Church, 2 Cooling Road, High Halstow, Rochester, Kent, ME3 8SA

St Margaret's is a typical simple village church with bell tower and churchyard (earliest grave from 1505) sited on the highest point of the Hoo…

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Tour The French Hospital Almshouses & Huguenots’ Garden

The French Hospital, 41 La Providence, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1NB

The French Hospital was established in London in 1718 so that persecuted Huguenots could be understood, embraced and cared for with love and…

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Knole

National Trust, Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0RP

Sitting proudly within Kent’s last medieval deer park, Knole offers something for everyone. Originally an archbishop’s palace, the house…

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Blue Town Heritage Centre and Criterion Music Hall

Blue Town Heritage Centre, 69 High Street, Blue Town, Sheerness, Kent, ME12 1RW

Visitors will have a guided tour Blue Town and of the heritage centre and a backstage tour of the Music Hall. The music hall was built in 1868 and…

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Rose St Cottage of Curiosities

10 Rose Street, Sheerness, Kent, ME12 1AJ

Rose Street Cottage on the Isle of Sheppey along with its two neighbouring properties are the only remaining homes of a number that were built for…

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Dunks Green Evangelical Free Church

Long Mill Lane, Dunks Green, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 9SF

Visitors will view a Wall Chart of world history 5 m long from the earliest times to the present day, crammed with historical facts from all the…

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Decimus Burton Walk

St. Augustines, Crescent Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 2LY

A guided walk around some of Tunbridge Wells' buildings, designed by Decimus Burton, one of England's leading architects of the 19th century.…

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Exhibition and Guided Walk on History and Restoration of Grosvenor & Hilbert Park

Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 2HU

Exhibition on the history of the Grosvenor & Hilbert Park, including the major restoration project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The…

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St Barnabas’ Parish Church

Stanley Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 2RH

Explore this spectacular and ornate brick-built Gothic church, known locally as "the Cathedral of Camden Road", or take a guided tour. You will…

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The History of Rusthall Lodge (1850 - present) at St Paul’s Parish Church, Rusthall

St Paul's Parish Church, Langton Road, Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 8XD

A display by Rusthall Local History Group called ‘The History of Rusthall Lodge 1850-present time – private residence and care home’.…

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The Tunbridge Wells Forum

The Forum, The Common, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 8YU

While The Forum is now an arts and music centre, it was built as a public restroom and convenience in 1939. Prior to that, a forge, fire station…

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Blessed Mary of Walmer

Blessed Mary of Walmer, Church Street, Walmer, Kent, CT14 7RX

Dating back to the 12th century, this delightful church contains the funerary hatchment of the Duke of Wellington. It is set in a large graveyard…

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Walmer Court Medieval Manor House

Medieval Manor House, Church Street, Walmer, Kent, CT14 7RX

The substantial and well maintained remains of this 12th century medieval moated manor house are not normally open to the public. It adjoins the…

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St Mary’s Abbey

52 Swan Street, West Malling, Kent, ME19 6JX

St Mary's Abbey was founded by Bishop Gundulf of Rochester in 1090 for Benedictine nuns. After its closure in 1538 by King Henry VIII, the…

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Chartwell Garden & Studio

Mapleton Road, Westerham, Kent, TN16 1PS

The gardens reflect Churchill's love of the landscape and nature. They include the lakes he created, the kitchen garden and the Marycot, a…

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Town Hall Buildings - Westgate-on-Sea

Town Hall Buildings, 31 St Mildred's Road, Westgate-on-Sea, Kent, CT8 8RE

The Town Hall Buildings will be open to the public to celebrate Heritage Open Day and is hosted by volunteers from the Westgate-on-Sea Heritage…

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