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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Sites re-opening

Some Wheels of Time sites are announcing their intention to re-open after the UK Government confirms the next stage of its recovery plan.

The great majority of sites have told us that if they re-open it will be for reduced hours. For many sites the opening hours are likely to change as recovery progresses. Please check directly the websites and, where they have them, social media accounts of museums and heritage sites before leaving home. We will not be able to maintain details of opening times on the Wheels of Time website.

The number of visitors that most sites will be able to accommodate will be reduced. Some sites are adopting booking systems to manage numbers of visitors. We will note this in the list below. Please do not visit these sites without a booking.

Most sites will be relying on a smaller number of volunteers or staff which could result in sites being unable to open unexpectedly if a member of staff falls ill.

The following sites have announced opening dates, these are dependent on there being no changes to Government plans:

Ashford Museum:17th July 2020
Blue Town Heritage Centre:6th August 2020
Chiddingstone Castle:2nd August 2020
Crabble Corn Mill:
Pre-booked visits only
27th July 2020
Eastchurch Aviation Museum:8th August 2020
Eden Valley Museum:14th August 2020
Folkestone Museum:6th August 2020
Huguenot Museum:1st August 2020
Lashenden Air Warfare Museum:4th July 2020
Maidstone Museum:14th July 2020
Minster Gatehouse Museum:25th July 2020
Old Forge Wartime House:
Pre-booked visits only
1 August 2020
Ramsgate Tunnels:
Pre-booked visits only
1st August
Royal Engineers Museum:
Pre-booked visits only
15th August 2020
The Seaside Museum, Herne Bay:8th August 2020
Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway:
Pre-booked visits only
5th August 2020
Tenterden Museum:27th July 2020
Timeball Tower, Deal:7th August 2020
Woodchurch Village Life Museum:8th August 2020

See at a glance which sites are open on our planner, or
where they are on Roamin’ Rex’s online map

Roamin’ Rex Awards

As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic we have made some changes to our Awards for 2020.

Roamin’ Rex Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards will continue to be available for children who have visited 10, 20 and 30 sites respectively. The Awards will be posted direct to childrens’ homes instead of being presented at a Wheels of Time site. The Awards can be requested using our online form

We would like parents to to take their children to a Wheels of Time site, after receiving the awards to take a photograph of their child with their award. We would really appreciate you sharing the photograph on Facebook tagging @WheelsOfTime or on Twitter tagging @RoaminRex.

Because we don’t know yet how many sites will re-open, we will decide whether to make a Wheels of Time 2020 Award available late in 2020 or early 2021.