Join Roamin’ Rex, our time travelling character, as he discovers Kent’s fantastic museums and heritage sites.

Discover Kent’s museums and heritage sites, whilst collecting individual badges along the way. Visit any of the museums and heritage sites shown on the Roamin’ Rex’s map and collect one of 40 different badges at each one.

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Roamin’ Rex is setting his sights beyond the Garden of England.

Roamin’ Rex, Kent’s very own time travelling character who guides young explorers across the county’s heritage and museums, is setting his sights beyond the Garden of England.

Thanks to a grant of £47,460 from the Arts Council England for a three year project titled ‘Time to Change’, the Wheels of Time badge scheme will be able to develop its governance and operating model to enable the scheme to be replicated across museum and heritage networks outside of Kent.  

Wheels of Time began in 2015 to encourage young children and their families to visit participating museums and heritage sites to learn more about Kent’s vast and interesting history.  The character of Roamin’ Rex was named by one of the scheme’s first young explorers, Daniel, who collected his badge from Ashford Borough Museum.  Since then, the initiative has grown in popularity and now has 48 participating Kent sites with 30,000 badges being awarded to 15,000 children prior to Covid-19.

Bob Shrubb, Chair of the Wheels of Time management committee, said “the Core (management) Group were delighted to learn that their bid to Arts Council England had been successful and more so that they have been able to appoint Sarah Corn to help us deliver the project. We would like to thank South East Museum Development, for supporting our application, and everyone who plays the National Lottery, without whom we wouldn’t be able to do this.”

Press information.

Seasonal closures

Many of our sites close during the winter period.

Our planner below shows the current status of sites, as far as we can ascertain.

Don’t forget, that you can earn an E-badge from many sites even when they are not open,

Sevenoaks

     
1 Eden Valley Museum cu-face32  
2 Chiddingstone Castle cu-face32
3 Sevenoaks Museum cu-face32

Medway

     
4 Guildhall Museum, Rochester cu-face32
5 Huguenot Museum cu-face32
6 Fort Amherst cu-face32   Grounds open
7 Fort Luton    
8 Royal Engineers Museum cu-face32
9 Medway Queen  

Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells

     
10 Maidstone Museum cu-face32  
11 Lashenden Air Warfare Museum cu-face32
12 Cranbrook Museum cu-face32  
13 Union Windmill, Cranbrook      

Sheppey

     
14 Queenborough Guildhall Museum    
15 Blue Town Heritage Centre cu-face32  
16 Rose Street Cottage of Curiosities cu-face32    
17 Minster Abbey Gatehouse Museum cu-face32
18 Eastchurch Aviation Museum cu-face32

Swale exc. Sheppey

     
19 Milton Regis Court Hall      
20 Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway cu-face32 Booked visits only
21 Heritage Hub, Sittingbourne cu-face32   20th July 2021
22 Old Forge Wartime House     Booked visits only
23 Sittingbourne Heritage Museum    
24 Fleur de Lis Museum    

Ashford

     
25 Tenterden Museum    
26 Woodchurch Village Life Museum  
27 Ashford Museum cu-face32
28 Willesborough Windmill    
29 Agricultural Museum, Brook    

Folkestone & Hythe

     
30 Romney Marsh Wartime Collection    
31 Lydd Town Museum      
32 Hythe Local History Museum    
33 Elham Valley Railway Museum cu-face32
34 Folkestone Museum    
35 Folkestone’s Fishing Heritage Museum     Booked visits only

Canterbury and Thanet

     
36 Fordwich Town Hall    
37 The Seaside Museum, Herne Bay cu-face32
38 RAF Manston History Museum    
39 RAF Manston Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum    
40 Margate Museum    
41 Tudor House    
42 Ramsgate Tunnels   Booked visits only

Dover

     
43 Sandwich Guildhall Museum    
44 Deal Maritime & Local History Museum cu-face32  
45 The Timeball Tower, Deal      
46 Dover Transport Museum  
47 Crabble Corn Mill  
48 Dover Museum   Booked visits only
 
  cu-face32   Site is verified by Kent Children’s University for Wheels of Time and other Learning Activities (details are shown on the site’s page)
      Site open
      Site has announced opening plans
      Site temporarily closed
      Site is seasonally closed
      Site has not announced opening plans
    Site has acquired Visit England’s ‘We’re Good to Go’ mark