Kent’s best 5 museums and galleries to visit this summer

As life slowly starts returning to normal many of the activities we’ve missed are returning, museums included.

Here are five great Kent venues to visit when restrictions allow.

Turner Contemporary – Reopening May 18

Turner Contemporary
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Found in seaside Margate, the Turner Contemporary will be opening its doors just two days after its tenth anniversary.

The venue is an art gallery specialising in – you guessed it – contemporary pieces.

With its unique building the site is impressive enough from the outside, but soon we won’t have to settle for that.

Visitors will need to book in advance and will be able to from the 10th.

Canterbury Roman Museum – Reopening May 17

Located right by the city’s famous cathedral, Canterbury Roman Museum will be welcoming visitors as soon as restrictions – hopefully – allow.

The underground premise is home to a Roman mosaic floor and mosaic corridors unearthed in the aftermath of the second world war.

The attraction is one of the only of its type in the UK.

Bookings are available now.

Maidstone Museum – Reopening May 19

Home to over half a million unique artworks and artifacts Maidstone Museum is yet another venue eager to welcome back the public.

To do this they’re premiering a new exhibition featuring a life size stegosaurus.


Booking is not required and entry remains free.

The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge – Reopening May 18

Yet another Canterbury entry, The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge is a combined museum, gallery and library.

Displays by artist Paul Coldwell and Kent Refugee Action Network make up their reopening schedule.

Bookings are available now.

The Horsebridge Arts Centre – Reopening May 17

Found in Whitstable, The Horsebridge Arts Centre will also be reopening as soon as restrictions should allow.

Once doors do open visitors can expect displays such as The Joy of Spring and Striking colour.

Visitors will need to book in advance.

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