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Housed in a 17th century Grade II listed building, the museum is located close to Ashford town centre and features exhibits associated with Ashford’s history.  The Museum holds its exhibits on two floors so there is plenty to see and learn about the town’s past.

The museum’s collection, comprising artefacts relating to the Borough of Ashford and its people, is represented by a number of displays including:

  • A pre-historic collection starting with a 200 million year old dinosaur leg bone found in 2001 at Washford farm.
  • Artefacts from the Neolithic, Romano- Briton and Anglo-Saxon periods.
  • The First World War having a central feature of ‘Life in the Trenches‘, and photos of some who never returned.
  • World War Two including information on the Prisoner of War camps within the Borough.
  • An excellent display on the lost businesses of Ashford showing items and photos of those firms.
  • Medical instruments from the old Ashford and cottage hospitals.
  • Railway memorabilia including artefacts from the railway and works, photographs and two model railways to recall the important role that railways played in the towns history.
  • E-badge:
    • Even if you can’t visit the Museum, you can earn our e-badge by following our Town Centre Heritage Trail, on line or, when government guidance permits, in-person and completing our quiz.
  • Access:
    • Ramped access, suitable for wheelchairs, is provided to the entrance and from the the ground floor of one building to the other. Users of larger mobility scooters may not be able negotiate the turns at the top of the entrance ramp and bottom of the ramp between the buildings.
  • Opening hours:
    • April to October
      • Tuesday to Saturday, 11.00am – 2.00pm
  • Cost: Free entry
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      KCU Learning destination:

    • Wheels of Time Visit – 2h *
    • Ashford Museum Trail – 1h
    • Ashford Town Centre Heritage Trail – 1h

    * includes Museum Trail

The Churchyard, Town Centre, TN23 1QG