About us

Wheels of Time is a partnership of museums and heritage sites in Kent developed to promote education in history and heritage among young children.

This purpose is achieved by running a scheme to encourage children, between the ages of 5 and 11, to visit museums and heritage sites in Kent.

Children participating in Wheels of Time have fun exploring Kent’s museums & heritage sites following Roamin’ Rex’s map. They collect a badge individual to each site. They can claim Roamin’ Rex’s Award Badge badges for visting 10, 20 and 30 sites and a Wheels of Time 2019 Award badge for visiting all 40 sites.

There is no charge to children participating in Wheels of Time, but the normal entry fees at the sites are payable. Some sites are free entry but ask that visitors make a donation. See site information by selecting the site from the ‘Museums’ menu above or clicking the site name on the ‘Planner‘ page.

Adults accompanying children given a Wheels of Time Badge are asked to complete our Visitor Information Form. This helps us to gauge the success of the scheme and decide how to develop it for future years. Please refer to our Privacy page for information regarding data collection and use.

Wheels of Time is supported by:

South East Museums Development Programme semdp-logo-highres
Kent County Council KCC_Logo_2012_Partnership_CMYK
Swale Borough Council Swalelogo-large
Ashford Borough Council Ashford Borough Council logo
The Auston Trust

Kent Childrens’ University

KCU LOGOWheels of Time is a Kent Childrens’ University (KCU) Quality Assured Activity. Children registered with Kent Childrens’ University can earn learning credits at registered sites. KCU registered sites are marked on Roamin’ Rex’s list of Museums and Heritage Sites.

Roamin’ Rex

“Wheels of Time”, “Roamin’ Rex” and the Roamin’ Rex logo are registered trademarks of Ashford Borough Museum Society. Use of these trademarks is prohibited other than as licensed by Ashford Borough Museum Society on behalf of the Wheels of Time partnership.