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Eden Valley Museum
Town: Edenbridge
Event: Eden Valley Museum

Location: 72 High St, Edenbridge TN8 5AR
Date(s): 01/02/2018 - 21/12/2018

The Eden Valley Museum brings the history of the Eden Valley in Kent to life through the stories of its people, buildings and environment.

Located in an atmospheric medieval farmhouse in the heart of Edenbridge, our core collections consist of an extensive photographic and social history collection covering the Eden Valley area, incorporating the historic market town of Edenbridge and its surrounding villages.

Our wonderful collection of local artefacts, kindly donated by local residents past and present, tell the stories of the various trades and crafts that were, and in some cases still are, practised in the Eden Valley, along with stories of local communities and some of the individuals who were born or raised here.

Every object has a story to tell. If you would like to see an object that is not currently on display in the museum, you are welcome to make an appointment to view it.

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 2pm - 4.30pm
Thursday | 10am - 4.30pm
Friday | 2pm - 4.30pm
Saturday | 10am - 4.30pm
Sunday (June, July & August) | 2pm - 4.30pm

FREE Admission

Please note that there is no wheelchair access to the upper floor due to listed building restrictions. However, folder versions of current and past exhibitions are available to view on the ground floor.


Telephone: 01732 868102, Email: curator@evmt.org.uk

Website: www.evmt.org.uk

Hever Castle
Town: Hever
Event: Hever Castle

Location: Hever Castle, TN8 7NG
Date(s): 19/02/2018 - 01/01/2019

Dating back to the 13th century, Hever Castle was once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII and Mother of Elizabeth I. It formed the unlikely backdrop to a sequence of tumultuous events that changed the course of Britain’s history, monarchy and religion

Hever Castle is what every child wants a castle to be: crenellated, moated and haunted. A permanent exhibition in the Long Gallery brings the 16th century to life with costumed figures illustrating key events in Anne’s life at the Castle

Grounds open at 10:30am – Castle opens at 12:00 noon
On arrival you will receive a leaflet with opening times for all attractions and amenities.

Admission:
www.hevercastle.co.uk/visit/prices/#prices


Tel: 01732 865224, Email: info@hevercastle.co.uk

Website: www.hevercastle.co.uk

Chartwell
Town: Westerham
Event: Chartwell

Location: Mapleton Road, Westerham, TN16 1PS
Date(s): 24/02/2018 - 31/12/2018

Discover the house that Churchill called home, where he brought up his young family.
Decorated as it was in the 1930s, make your way through rooms like the library, study, sitting room and dining room displayed as if the family have only just left the room.

Explore the museum rooms filled with gifts that Churchill received and see the original collection that Churchill and the family kept at Chartwell.
As you make your way around the house uncover the home and family man behind the statesman.

Entrance to the house is by timed ticket only, every 10 minutes, and these can be collected from the visitor welcome centre when you arrive. Please show these to the team at the front of the house in the allocated time. All visits to the house are self-guided as opposed to tours, but our friendly team of volunteers are on hand in each of the rooms to answer your questions.

Opening time may vary, please see: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/place-pages/72/pages/opening-times-calendar

Admission:
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chartwell#Prices


Telephone 01732868381, Email chartwell@nationaltrust.org.uk

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chartwell

Penshurst Place & Gardens
Town: Penshurst
Event: Penshurst Place & Gardens

Location: Penshurst Place & Gardens, TN11 8DG
Date(s): 30/03/2018 - 28/10/2018

Penshurst Place has been owned by the Sidney family since 1552; after passing through the hands of two of Henry IV’s sons, followed by Henry VIII who used it as a hunting lodge.
Given to Anne of Cleves as part of her divorce settlement from Henry VIII, it was then briefly in the hands of Sir Ralph Fane and was finally gifted by Henry VIII’s son, Edward VI, to his loyal steward and tutor, Sir William Sidney.

House & Toy Museum 12:00 - 16:00
Gardens & Grounds 10:30 - 18:00*
Adventure Playground & Woodland Trail 10:30 - 18:00*
Garden Restaurant 10:30 - 18:00**
Gift Shop 10:30 - 18:00
Porcupine Pantry 09:00 - 18:00**
Parkland Free to visit and open all year

We reserve the right to amend the above opening times at short notice if required
* Last entry 60 minutes before closing time
** Last orders 15 minutes before closing time

Admission:
www.penshurstplace.com/plan-your-visit/admission-prices


Tel: 01892 870307, Email: contactus@penshurstplace.com

Website: www.penshurstplace.com

Chiddingstone Castle
Town: Chiddingstone
Event: Chiddingstone Castle

Location: Chiddingstone Castle, TN8 7AD
Date(s): 30/03/2018 - 31/10/2018

Chiddingstone Castle is an historic house, set in 35 acres of Kentish countryside, filled with treasures collected over a lifetime by Denys Eyre Bower.
The Historic House and Collections are now open to the public.

Sundays : 11am - 5pm
Mondays : 11am - 5pm
Tuesdays : 11am - 5pm
Wednesdays : 11am - 5pm
Bank Holidays : 11am - 5pm

Admission:
Adult - £9.50
Child 5 - 13 years - £4.50
Child under 5 - Free
Parking - £2.00 honesty box


Tel: 01892 870347, Email: hello@chiddingstonecastle.org.uk

Website: www.chiddingstonecastle.org.uk

RAF Centenary
Town: Edenbridge
Event: RAF Centenary

Location: 72 High Street, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 5AR
Date(s): 31/03/2018 - 30/06/2018

A new display at The Eden Valley Museum marking the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Royal Air Force on 1 April 1918

01732 868102

Website: www.evmt.org.uk

Eden Valley Gold! ’Chiddingstone Hoard’
Town: Edenbridge
Event: Eden Valley Gold! ’Chiddingstone Hoard’

Location: Eden Valley Museum, 72 High St, Edenbridge TN8 5AR
Date(s): 11/04/2018 - 21/12/2018

A rare hoard of 10 gold coins were recently discovered in Chiddingstone, The Eden Valley Museum was then offered the chance to buy them and leapt at the opportunity!
This exciting and rare display is open to the public from 11 April 2018.

"These coins are an important part of the history of the Eden Valley. They show that the Valley was connected to great events in European History – the Gallic Wars. Whoever buried them may have been involved in those wars and was probably living here in the Valley." - Claire Donithorn BA, resident archaeologist at the museum.


01732 868102

Website: www.evmt.org.uk

How Green Nursery Open weekends
Town: Hever
Event: How Green Nursery Open weekends

Location: How Green Nursery, How Green Lane, TN8 7PS
Date(s): 14/04/2018 - 02/09/2018

DON’T MISS! Our special Public Open Weekends!
Normally trade only, we’re opening our doors to the general public. Load up with plants at great prices and then relax with tea and tasty homemade cakes in our Nursery Garden and Summerhouse.


9th & 10th June

1st & 2nd September

01732 700382

Website: www.howgreennursery.co.uk

Free Guided Walks of Historic Edenbridge
Town: Edenbridge
Event: Free Guided Walks of Historic Edenbridge

Location: Eden Valley Museum, 72 High St, TN8 5AR
Date(s): 09/06/2018 - 08/09/2018

These free guided walks are organised by the Eden Valley Museum. Explore historic Edenbridge - walk along the Roman Road and under the Old Crown Inn signboard, unique within Kent. Discover the stories of the buildings, industry and lives of locals in days gone by.

Evening walks: Saturday June 9th, July 14th, August 11th. Meet at the museum at 6.30pm

An afternoon walk is on Saturday September 8th. Meet at the museum at 2pm.


For more info ring 01732 868102 or email curator@evmt.org.uk

Website: www.evmt.org.uk

Young Epilepsy’s Annual Purple Walk 2018
Town: Chiddingstone
Event: Young Epilepsy’s Annual Purple Walk 2018

Location: Chiddingstone Castle, TN8 7AD
Date(s): 24/06/2018

Set to be a fantastic day with fun for all!
The walk will start at picturesque Chiddingstone Castle. With a bouncy castle for both kids and adults, Tudor games, tea rooms and opportunities to refuel at a pub.

To find out more information about how you can get involved in the fun please call 01342 831245




cpatel@youngepilepsy.org.uk

Website: https://www.youngepilepsy.org.uk/for-supporters/ev

Health and Wellbeing Event
Town: Edenbridge
Event: Health and Wellbeing Event

Location: The Eden Centre, TN8 6BY
Date(s): 27/06/2018

West Kent Housing are holding a Health and Wellbeing event at the Eden Centre in Edenbridge which will start at 1pm with a good mood food workshop, a Healthy snacks demo at 2.30pm and a ‘pets as therapy’ session with a therapy dog from 3. Also on hand will be a Health trainer, Smoothie bike, free materials and Games. Although this event is being held by West Kent Housing Association, the event is open to all! A one stop shop for all your health and wellbeing needs!

01732 749400

Website: www.westkent.org/

Bat Talk and Walk
Town: Edenbridge
Event: Bat Talk and Walk

Location: Meet at Rickards Hall, Edenbridge
Date(s): 10/07/2018


A family event organised by the Great Stonebridge Trust.

Join us for an illustrated talk at Rickards Hall (behind Edenbridge Museum) at 8pm. At sunset we will walk over the Great Stone Bridge and down the meadow where we should be able to see and hear the bats that use this important local nature reserve to feed. Bring suitable clothing and footwear and a small hand torch.
An event for all ages and a great opportunity to find out about our local bats!


Phone 01342 850689 to book a place