Archaeology in Education Service

Canterbury Archaeological Trust, 92a Broad Street
Canterbury CT1 2LU

The Archaeology in Education Service (AES) was set up in the late 1980s to support, as a priority, the implementation of the new National Curriculum in Kent's schools. The AES is run by a part-time Education Officer who plans and participates in and/or manages all aspects of the service, engaging other CAT staff as appropriate.

Folkestone & District Family History Society

Kingsmill Down, Hastingleigh
Ashford TN25 5JJ

The Folkestone and District Family History Society was founded in 1976 to encourage and promote the study of family history in the South East Kent area. It provides advice and assistance to members with South East Kent ancestry as well as to members whose roots are elsewhere, and welcomes the beginner and the more experienced family historian alike.

Gateways to the First World War

School of History, Rutherford College, University of Kent
Canterbury CT2 7NX

Gateways is an AHRC-funded centre for public engagement with the First World War centenary. The centre is managed by the University of Kent in partnership with the Universities of Brighton, Greenwich, Portsmouth, Leeds and Queen Mary, London.

Heritage Railway Association

New Romney TN28 8PL

The Heritage Railway Association represents the majority of heritage and tourist railways and railway preservation groups within both the U.K, and Ireland. There are also several overseas members.

Hungry for History

114 Ramsgate Road

Hungry for History is a collaborative venture for all schools nationwide. It aims to instil a love of history in children of all ages and to encourage renewed passion and enthusiasm in the teaching and learning of the subject that is the greatest teacher of us all.

Institute of Heraldic & Genealogical Studies

79 - 82 Northgate
Canterbury CT1 1BA

The Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies (IHGS) was the first centre for Family History Studies. Founded in 1961, it offers a wide range of courses on family history, heraldry and related historical subjects.

Kent Family History Society

Bullockstone Farm, Bullockstone Road
Herne Bay CT6 7NL

Established in 1974 as the largest and oldest family history society in Kent, with more than 3,200 members worldwide, we are uniquely able to help members to learn how to research their own family tree.

North West Kent Family History Society

51 Newbury Avenue Allington
Maidstone ME16 0RG

The North West Kent Family History Society was formed in 1978 with the object of aiding and encouraging the study of family history and genealogy in South East London and North West Kent.

Parks & Gardens UK

Parks and Gardens Data Services, The Carley Partnership, St James's House, 8 Overcliffe
Gravesend DA11 0HJ

Parks & Gardens UK is a leading online resource dedicated to historic parks and gardens across the whole of the United Kingdom. The information on the website is available free of charge.

Society for Court Studies, The


The society for Court Studies was founded in London in September 1995 with the aim of stimulating and co-ordinating the study of royal and princely courts and households from antiquity to the present. It examines courts from a multi-disciplinary and international perspective, bringing together political, cultural, architectural, military, art, environmental and diplomatic history, and gender studies. The society organises regular seminars and conferences in London throughout the year.


On-line virtual organisation

Timescapes is a community group committed to involving local people in the history and archaeology of Whitstable and the North Kent Coast. We work closely with other groups and organsations to undertake research and education programmes.

Tunbridge Wells Family History Society

Yew Tree Byre, Yew Tree Lane, Rotherfield
Rotherfield TN6 3QP

We are a small Society with around 250 members who either live in or have family history connections with the Tunbridge Wells area, which straddles the Kent / East Sussex border.

Woolwich & District Family History Society

121 Crofton Avenue
Bexley DA5 3AU

The society covers not just Woolwich but also Greenwich, Woolwich, Charlton, Plumstead, Eltham, Welling, Bexleyheath and Crayford. Many people have ancestors who spent a few years or a few generation in this area.