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Wed – Sun
09:30 – 16:00

Dig into the fascinating history of the Kent Coalfield!

The Kent Mining Museum takes visitors on a journey through the story of the East Kent Coalfield. Learn about the people who lived and worked through 100 years of Kent Coal.


The Kent Mining Museum offers an accessible and inclusive experience for all visitors. Learn about the heritage through the words and experiences of the miners themselves and engage with artefacts, interactive exhibits and a dynamic temporary exhibition programme.


The museum is based across two floors, visitors can explore:

  • A day in the life of a Kent miner
  • The history of coal mining in Kent
  • The geography and geology of the East Kent coalfield
  • The importance of community

Keep an eye out for a our changing exhibitions programme.


The Learning and Engagement Programme at The Kent Mining Museum is built around five core values:  Collaborate, Investigate, Learn, Support and Play.

We believe that active learning through experience and experiment is fundamental to make your visit educational, informative and unforgettable and that engagement should be accessible to all.

Things to do

Find out about the exhibits and history you can explore during your visit.

Group bookings

Planning to visit as a school or learning group. Book your group visit here.

Getting here

You can reach us by road, rail and bus. Discover which is best for you.

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