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Properties and events in Tunbridge Wells 2019

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Low to High Weald Walk

Buxted Station car park , High Street, Buxted, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 4LA

Explore the valley of the River Uck towards its source in Tunbridge Wells sandstone. Lovely views, ecology, geology and ancient buildings en…

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Cranbrook Museum

Cranbrook Museum, Carriers Road, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 3JX

Situated within the market town of Cranbrook, also known as “The Capital of the Weald”, the museum is located in an old 15th Century building.…

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Union Windmill, Cranbrook

The Mill, The Hill, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 3AH

WHAT TO EXPECT Be amazed how our ancestors got their Daily Bread. Fantastic panoramic views of the Medieval Town of Cranbrook. Ground level access…

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Barsleys: From Tailor to Department Store: Four Generations

Barsleys Department Store, 16-20 Commercial Road, Paddock Wood, Paddock Wood, Kent, TN12 6EJ

Barsleys celebrates over 127 years as a well known family business that has been part of the fabric of Paddock Wood for four generations . The…

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Network Rail: A Training Centre at the Heart of its Heritage

Paddock Wood Training Centre, The Cedars, Paddock Wood, Kent, TN12 6JZ

Paddock Wood grew from the rich heritage of the railway and this unique opportunity is ideal for railway enthusiasts! Visitors will enjoy a modern…

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All Saints Church, Tudeley

All Saints Church, Tudeley, Tonbridge, Tonbridge , Kent, TN11 0NZ

A medieval English village church, and the only one in the world to have its twelve stained-glass windows designed by the great Russian artist,…

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Capel Art and Music Festival

St Thomas a Becket Church, Church Lane, Capel, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6SX

All the art work is done by local people and is for sale and all the musical interludes are also by local people.

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Capel Craft Show and Sale

Capel Church, Church Lane, Capel, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6SX

This lovely church set in the country side of Kent is well worth a visit, not just to look at or buy craft made by local people but to see a…

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Horsmonden Nostalgia Group - Autumn Nostalgia Day

Horsmonden Social Club, Green Road, Horsmonden, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 8JS

Enjoying Horsmonden past. We invite you to a wonderful day of Nostalgia and reminiscing about those memorable days of Hop Picking. This will be…

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Paddock Wood Old Closed Churchyard

Church Road, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6HT

St Andrew's Church was built in 1859 and was bombed in 1940. Left behind is a lovely area, where indigenous plants, trees and wildlife thrive…

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Somerhill House/The Schools at Somerhill

Somerhill, Tudeley Road, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 0NJ

Grade I listed Jacobean Mansion (1611), second largest Jacobean house in Kent, with a later Victorian extension which, together with 20th and 21st…

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Assembly Hall Theatre

Assembly Hall Theatre, Crescent Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 2LU

Visitors will get a full in-depth tour of the building. including our Foyer, stage and behind the scenes. Tours will be 40-50 minutes in length.…

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Biscuit Time! – A history of local biscuit making

The Camden Centre, Unit 2, Market Square, Royal Victoria Place, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 2SW

Alfred Romary set up his family biscuit making business in Tunbridge Wells in 1862. His biscuits became so popular that they were sold in Harrods…

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Friends of Tunbridge Wells Cemetery

Kent & Sussex Cemetery Chapel, Benhall Mill Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5JJ

The chapel will be open from 1 - 4pm on Saturday 14th September and Sunday 15th with an exhibition on the history of the cemetery. A member of…

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Grosvenor and Hilbert Park

Grosvenor and Hilbert Park, Auckland Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 2LN

The Grosvenor Recreation Ground was Tunbridge Wells’ first public park. It was designed by Robert Marnock, one of the outstanding landscape…

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Guided Walk of Royal Tunbridge Wells

1 The Corn Exchange, The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5TE

Learn about the rich cultural and architectural history of Royal Tunbridge Wells, as your Blue Badge Guide takes you on an informative and…

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Hawkenbury United Reformed Church

Hawkenbury United Reformed Church, 23 Forest Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5AL

The history of this church dates back to 1839, when Bethel Chapel was opened as a Church and Sunday School. It moved to its present site in 1889,…

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High Rocks, Tunbridge Wells

High Rocks, High Rocks Lane, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 9JJ

The High Rocks is a site of Special Scientific Interest. Formed at the end of the last ice age, it was home to Stone Age and Iron Age settlers. In…

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Influential Women of Tunbridge Wells

Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5WF

The walk will start at the Pantiles bandstand, close to the place where Sarah Baker opened her theatre in 1802, and finish on Calverley Road, site…

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Iron, Gunpowder and Corn in the Southborough Valley

Mill House Barn, Powder Mill Lane, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9EG

Historic documents first record this part of the Southborough Valley as part of the land given to the de Clare family around 1066. It was mainly a…

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King Charles the Martyr

King Charles the Martyr, 3 Warwick Park, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5TA

Originally known as the Tunbridge Wells Chapel, this little gem dates from 1678, and funded by subscriptions from visitors to the town, including…

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Masjid-Al-Noor Mosque,

Masjid-Al-Noor Mosque, 99 Camden Road, Tunbridge Wells , Kent, TN1 2QR

An opportunity to learn about the Islamic faith and culture and how this mosque is an integral part of a local community that is proud of its…

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Rose Hill School

Rose Hill School, Coniston Avenue, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9SY

1. The history of both sites (London rd and culverden) including old photographs of the old school and emphera relating to Culverden golf course.…

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Rusthall Common

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

A two hour guided walk around Rusthall Common. The Commons developed as lowland heath and until the end of the 19th century there would have been…

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Salomons Estate, Tunbridge Wells

Salomons UK Ltd, David Salomons Estate, Broomhill Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 0TG

Salomons is maintained as a memorial to three generations of the Salomons family. The first Sir David Salomons was a leader in the mid-19th…

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Spa Valley Railway

Tunbridge Wells & Eridge Railway Preservation Society, West Station, Nevill Terrace, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5QY

There's a viewing area inside the engine shed, from where you can see our engines and carriages undergoing repair.

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St Augustine’s Catholic Church

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

St Augustine's began in 1838 when Jesuits arrived to found a small mission. The first St Augustine's Church was built on the corner of Hanover Rd…

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St Barnabas Church of England Primary School: Open Day + Dare to Dream workshop

Quarry Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 2EY

The school opens its doors to visitors. This Church of England parish school - a three storey building in brick and sandstone designed by local…

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St James Church Exhibition

St. James Church , Ferndale, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 3RL

On Friday 20th September and 21st September from 10am to 4pm on both days, the church will host a new exhibition based on the history of the…

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St John the Evangelist Church, Groombridge

Groombridge Hill, Groombridge, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 9QE

The church, in Perpendicular Gothic style, was built in 1625 as a private chapel by John Packer, Clerk of the Privy Seal to Charles I. When it…

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St Mark’s Church, Exhibition on display at King Charles the Martyr

3 Warwick Park, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5TA

St Mark's, Broadwater Down. This Victorian church was built on the Abergavenny estate in 1864 by an architect of French extraction. The style is…

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St Mary’s Church, Speldhurst

St Mary's Church, Southfields, Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 0PD

There was a church in Speldhurst from before the Norman Conquest. This medieval church was re-built in 1870 following a fire. It is now home to…

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St Peter’s Church Southborough Common

St Peter's Church, Church Road, Southborough, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 0RU

The church is built of yellow brick and sandstone and originally had a square tower, box pews and no central aisle. One of the church vergers…

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St Peter’s Old Church, Pembury

St Peter’s Old Church, , Pembury Old Church Road,, Pembury, , Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 4AT

The roof is one of the best tie beam and king post type in the country. Guides will be available to show visitors around the church. There may…

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St. Peter’s Upper Church, Pembury

St Peter’s Upper Church, Pembury , 4 Hastings Road, , Pembury, , Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 4PD

The Upper Church in Pembury, consecrated in 1847 was built to reflect the growing population around the Upper and Lower Greens on the main…

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Talk: King Charles Church, a Carolean Gem

King Charles the Martyr, 3 Warwick Park, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5TA

The oldest building in the town centre that survives in a recognisable form, its decorative plaster ceiling is particularly spectacular. A small…

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The Battle of Britain and an Unexpected Hero

The Bridge Club, 40 London Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1DL

The story of a gardener’s son who overcame his personal doubts about his abilities to become one of the top five aces in the Battle of Britain.…

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The Opera House, Tunbridge Wells

J D Wetherspoon, 88 Mount Pleasant Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1RT

Since opening to the public in 1902 the Opera House has been not only a theatre but a cinema and a bingo hall and is now a JD Wetherspoon pub. The…

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The Pound

The Pound, Grove Hill Road, , Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1SD

A Grade II listed pre-20th century manorial pound, where cattle and sheep which had been grazing and strayed off Tunbridge Wells Common, were kept…

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The Skinners’ School

The Skinners School Academy Trust, St. Johns Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9PG

Skinners’ is Tunbridge Wells’ grammar school for boys. It was established in 1887 after a 17 year tussle between Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge…

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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 80 years ago, in 1939. Prior to that, a forge,…

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Trinity Theatre and Arts Centre

Trinity Theatre & Arts Centre, Church Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1JP

A free, in depth guided tour will examine all the features of this gothic landmark and its place in Tunbridge Wells history, as well as activities…

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Tunbridge Wells Masonic Hall Open Day

Tunbridge Wells Masonic & Banqueting Centre, St. Johns Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9UY

The Temple is normally off limits to non- members of the United Grand Lodge of England. It is where the ceremonies and ordinary meetings of all…

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Tunbridge Wells Quaker Meeting

Friends Meeting House, 1 Grosvenor Park, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 2BB

This Friends Meeting House originally provided two floors of worship space for the growing number of local Quakers. A warden’s flat was added…

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Tunbridge Wells we invite you to #DaretoDream

44 Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 8AU

On the last day of Heritage Open Days for 2019 we offer you the chance to sit, reflect and sew. You may have walked around churches, graveyards,…

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Visit Hawkenbury Allotments site

1 Halls Hole Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 4UA

Visitors will be welcome on Saturdays 14th and 21st September from 14.00 - 16.00 at the corner of Halls Hole Road and HIgh Woods Lane.

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Walk: Public and Commercial Buildings in Tunbridge Wells 1890-1914

Westcombe House, 2-4 Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9GW

Public and Commercial buildings in Tunbridge Wells 1890-1914. If you had walked through this elegant and wealthy town just before the…

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Walk: The Story of Tunbridge Ware

Tunbridge Wells Museum and Library , Royal Victoria Place , Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 2SR

A walk focusing on a world famous cottage industry, unique to the town. The Library is in its temporary accomodation situation on the lower lever…

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Walk: Two Churches, Four Chapels and a Burial Ground

Church of King Charles the Martyr, London Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1YX

Meet David Wakefield at King Charles the Martyr Church and explore Tunbridge Wells through his eyes and consider how previous residents who came…

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Woodbury Park Cemetery, Tunbridge Wells

Woodbury Park Cemetery, Woodbury Park Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9NH

The Friends of Woodbury Park Cemetery offer a guided walk round the cemetery pointing out the monuments to some interesting local and national…

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