20 Wheels of Time sites open

From this weekend twenty Wheels of Time sites will have re-opened.

Many are open for reduced hours and 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.

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.

Wearing of face coverings in museums, and other indoor tourist, heritage or cultural sites, is now mandatory. Please remember to take one when visiting sites.

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 sites listed below have announced opening dates. For sites that have seasonal opening we have also shown the last date that they are open. Our Planner shows at a glance whether sites are open or have announced opening dates. Roamin’ Rex’s online map shows where they are.

Ashford Museum:17 July – 31 October 2020
Blue Town Heritage Centre:6 August 2020
Chiddingstone Castle:2 August – 26 October 2020
Crabble Corn Mill:
Pre-booked visits only
27 July 2020
Eastchurch Aviation Museum:8 August 2020
Eden Valley Museum:14 August 2020
Folkestone Museum:6 August 2020
Fordwich Town Hall:23 August 2020
Guildhall Museum Rochester:7 August 2020
Huguenot Museum:1 August 2020
Lashenden Air Warfare Museum:4 July – 29 November 2020
Maidstone Museum:14 July 2020
Medway Queen:5 September 2020
Minster Gatehouse Museum:25 July – 28 November 2020
Old Forge Wartime House:
Pre-booked visits only
1 August 2020
Ramsgate Tunnels:
Pre-booked visits only
1 August 2020
Royal Engineers Museum:
Pre-booked visits only
15 August 2020
The Seaside Museum, Herne Bay:8 August 2020
22nd September
Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway:
Pre-booked visits only
5 August 2020
Tenterden Museum:27 July – 4 October 2020
Timeball Tower, Deal:7 August – 27 September 2020
Woodchurch Village Life Museum:8 August – 27 September 2020

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.

RAF Manston History Museum virtual tour

RAF Manston History Museum are posting a virtual tour of the museum on their Facebook page, showing parts of their collection. This was the first post scroll through their page to find subsequent posts.

As you probably know, along with government guidelines, the museum has had to close not only to the public but to the…

Опубліковано RAF Manston History Museum Пʼятниця, 27 березня 2020 р.