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Celebrating Maidstone's Heritage


Historic venues across Maidstone are taking part in a national celebration of the country’s heritage over two weekends, from 6 - 9 September and 13 - 16 September.

Heritage Open Days is a national event that sees over 40,000 volunteers across England organise over 5,000 events and there are 10 unique experiences in Maidstone this year.

6th September
Enjoy a guided tour of the Archbishops’ Palace, perhaps the most iconic building in the town.

6th & 8th September
New for 2018, the Hazlitt Theatre is offering an exhibition of their fascinating history, put together with help from pupils at Maplesden Noakes School and the Maidstone Historical Society.

8th & 15th September
Explore the beautiful All Saints Church in its riverside setting.

8th September
Head to the Town Hall where you can not only enjoy a tour of the building, but also an exhibition from Maidstone Historical Society, who will be giving talks too.
Discover a hidden gem in Market Buildings as the Unitarian Church opens its doors today.
Maidstone Museum is offering visitors the chance to climb its Victorian Observatory Tower to take in the views across Maidstone.
St Michael and All Angels Church on Tonbridge Road will be hosting an Angel Day

9th September
Enjoy a rare view of the Gatehouse at the Friars in Aylesford.

14th September
Join a guided walk around Mote Park to discover more about its fascinating past.

All these events are FREE to enjoy but you many of the tours need to be booked in advance.

You can read more here and find further details on specific events by clicking the individual links.


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