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Tunbridge Wells Museum & Art Gallery

Tunbridge Wells Civic Centre, Mount Pleasant, Royal Tunbridge Wells, England
+44 1892 554171
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Great local free museum , art gallery and library

I ws visiting Royal Tunbridge Wells for the day and stopped by this museum to see what it had to... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
London, United Kingdom
Part of an historic Civic Centre Complex

This museum is part of the Civic Centre Complex built in the 1930's which includes the Library... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Reginald B
Tunbridge Wells
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The Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery shares the special story of the Borough of Tunbridge Wells. Set in the countryside of the Weald of Kent, the town of Royal Tunbridge Wells grew from the discovery of the spa waters in 1606. The Georgian 'den of iniquity' eventually became the byword for Victorian respectibility.Come and enjoy our outstanding collections of costume, art, dolls and toys. We also have excellent natural and local history, from dinosaur bones to the original 'Pantiles'. You can also see the world's largest collection of Tunbridge Ware - the intricate wooden souvenirs made for visitors to the Wells.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good30%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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Tunbridge Wells Civic Centre, Mount Pleasant, Royal Tunbridge Wells, England
+44 1892 554171

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Reviewed 20 April 2017

I ws visiting Royal Tunbridge Wells for the day and stopped by this museum to see what it had to offer. There is library on the ground floor but a lift is available up to the museum if you need it. there is also a...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2017

This museum is part of the Civic Centre Complex built in the 1930's which includes the Library, Town Hall, Council Chamber, Committee Rooms, Assembly Hall/Theatre and Police Station all in the centre of Tunbridge Wells. The buildings are historic and an excellent example of 1930's...More

Thank Reginald B
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Large amount of really interesting exhibits in a very small space, just two rooms really. A lot of really beautiful examples of Tunbridge ware, I'm afraid I just examined the lovely objects and skipped the explanations of the history and techniques of Tunbridge ware. Then...More

Thank Robin H
Reviewed 19 January 2017

There is not much to say about this museum and art gallery, except that it is dated, uninspiring and pretty boring! It seems to be such a waste of money to keep a place like that opened! I am not a great fan. I am...More

Thank Sophie O
Jeremy K, Public Relations Manager at Tunbridge Wells Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2017

Hi Sophie, Thanks for visiting. We are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your visit with us. You will be pleased to know that we are in the process of a complete Heritage Lottery Funded redevelopment as we speak! This new facility will combine...More

Reviewed 31 December 2016

Fantastic museum, kept my daughter entertained for hours on a rainy day! Colouring and treasure trails and hats to try on etc interactive stuff for a small place which is free entry.

Thank 83francis1980
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Visited just after I moved and thought it would be a good way to get acquainted with my new home. Found everything there interesting but my visit didn't last long due to the small stature of the place.

Thank Bozwizard14
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This museum is well maintained but feels very dated and not in anyway engaging. The museum could do with an overhaul to be more interactive for the visitors. If you want to know the history of the town or enjoy art its worth a visit...More

Thank Pete S
Reviewed 30 October 2016

A model of a local museum. Lots about the history of the place and Tunbridge Ware and also a nice art collection.

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Great place to take the kids each week and read! more parents should do it! They also have a museum upstairs!

Thank sam d
Reviewed 3 October 2016

A must for learning the past history of Tunbridge Wells. situated just above the library. lift access. interesting artefacts includes Tunbridge Ware.

Thank MaureenReevves
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Mary Ann K
19 March 2017|
Response from Jeremy K | Property representative |
Hi Mary Ann, we still have the large Belgian dolls house on display along with many fine examples of our doll collection.