The Museum is housed in a two storey weather boarded building, one of the last representatives in Tenterden of a type of industrial building common in the area in the latter part of the 19th century.
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 histories. The museum enjoys a convenient position near the town's crafts and boutique shops, bordering two large car parks and close to the Kent and East Sussex Railway and has a shop full of Tenterden gifts. Exhibits show the history of Tenterden and the Cinque Ports, reflecting the rich history of the area. Including artefacts ranging from Tenterden's recently discovered 18th Century Tenterden Theatre wallpaper to a 1500 BC flint axe head. The archives house extensive research into local house histories and genealogy and hundreds of unique photographs and postcards. We look forward to meeting you.
NEW EXHIBITION FOR 2019
‘Return to the Swinging Sixties’
The story of Tenterden & District in the 20th Century, starring the 1960s. The 1960s was decade of "Excitement Freedom and Promise". Tenterden Museum has transformed one of its exhibition areas to a 1960s home. Revive ~ Recall ~ Recapture your memories!
The Museum shop: is the only place in Tenterden where there is a selection of place stamped souvenirs. Come and look round for small gifts to remind you of your visit to Tenterden
A small admissions charge is made for Adults. Children under 18 years and students showing a valid student card are FREE
Open every day from Good Friday or 1st April (whichever is earlier) to first weekend in October including Bank Holidays
Easter to end June 1.30pm to 4.30pm
July ~ August ~ September ~ October 11am to 4.30pm
Sundays and Mondays 1.30 – 4.30pm
Photos held at the Tenterden Museum
There are hundreds of photographs held at Tenterden Museum, come and have a look. Photo: The White Lion Hotel in the 19 century.