Opening of Wheels of Time sites

Some sites have announced their re-opening plans. We list below all 48 sites colour coded to indicate whether they have announced plans to open.

We will keep this post updated as sites inform us of their plans.

Sites that have opened are indicated in green. Click the site name to visit their website for times and booking details.

Sites that have announced plans to open are indicated in orange with the planned opening date. Opening dates may change.

Please check directly the websites and, where they have them, social media accounts of museums and heritage sites before leaving home. Some sites will require visitors to pre-book. We will not be able to maintain details of opening times on the Wheels of Time website.

Sevenoaks

     
1 Eden Valley Museum cu-face32    
2 Chiddingstone Castle cu-face32 23rd May 2021
Grounds and Tea Room
3 Sevenoaks Museum cu-face32 18th May 2021

Medway

     
4 Guildhall Museum, Rochester cu-face32  
5 Huguenot Museum cu-face32  
6 Fort Amherst cu-face32    
7 Fort Luton      
8 Royal Engineers Museum cu-face32 18th May 2021
9 Medway Queen   22nd May 2021

Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells

     
10 Maidstone Museum cu-face32   19th May 2021
11 Lashenden Air Warfare Museum cu-face32  
12 Cranbrook Museum cu-face32    
13 Union Windmill, Cranbrook      

Sheppey

     
14 Queenborough Guildhall Museum     12th June 2021
15 Blue Town Heritage Centre cu-face32    
16 Rose Street Cottage of Curiosities cu-face32    
17 Minster Abbey Gatehouse Museum cu-face32 19th May 2021
18 Eastchurch Aviation Museum cu-face32 17th May 2021

Swale exc. Sheppey

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

Ashford

     
25 Tenterden Museum     17th May 2021
26 Woodchurch Village Life Museum     22nd May 2021
27 Ashford Museum cu-face32  
28 Willesborough Windmill     3rd July 2021
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      

Canterbury and Thanet

     
36 Fordwich Town Hall      
37 The Seaside Museum, Herne Bay cu-face32 22nd May 2021
38 RAF Manston History Museum      
39 RAF Manston Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum      
40 Margate Museum      
41 Tudor House      
42 Ramsgate Tunnels    

Dover

     
43 Sandwich Guildhall Museum     19th May 2021
Booked visits only
44 Deal Maritime & Local History Museum cu-face32   15th July 2021
45 The Timeball Tower, Deal      
46 Dover Transport Museum     19th May 2021
47 Crabble Corn Mill    
48 Dover Museum    
 
  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 is seasonally closed
      Site has not announced opening plans
    Site has acquired Visit England’s ‘We’re Good to Go’ mark

E-badge scheme launches

WoT E-badge logo

In January we promised an exciting new way for you to earn virtual rewards for learning about Kent’s heritage.

Today, we launch the chance to explore Kent’s heritage, when you are unable to visit our sites. Earn digital E-badges badges by visiting some of their websites and completing activities provided.

Unlike the Wheels of Time (physical) Scheme you don’t have to be between 5 and 11 years of age to participate in the E-badge Scheme; it is is open to all.

To get started:

  • visit wheelsoftime.uk/e-badge-scheme/
  • register to participate
  • visit a website linked to one of the e-badges in our gallery
  • complete the marked Wheels of Time activity to collect a code
  • enter the code on your My E-badges page on the Wheels of Time website

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.