|Eden Valley Museum|
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Hever Castle |
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.
Tel: 01732 865224, Email: email@example.com
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
Telephone 01732868381, Email firstname.lastname@example.org
|Penshurst Place & Gardens|
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
Tel: 01892 870307, Email: email@example.com
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
Adult - £9.50
Child 5 - 13 years - £4.50
Child under 5 - Free
Parking - £2.00 honesty box
Tel: 01892 870347, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Eden Valley Gold! ’Chiddingstone Hoard’|
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.