Beaney Art Museum & Library, The

18 High Street
Canterbury CT1 2RA

The Beaney is an art museum and library situated in the heart of the historic city of Canterbury.

Bethlem Royal Hospital Archives & Museum

The Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Road
Beckenham BR3 3BX

Founded in 1247, Bethlem Royal Hospital is now located in Beckenham, South London, as part of the wider South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. The Archives and Museum service is dedicated to the history of mental health treatment, and includes historical and archival material as well as a large art collection. Collections: Collections illustrate aspects of mental health and mental healthcare. They include archives of Bethlem Hospital (the original 'Bedlam') and the Maudsley Hospital (founded in the 20th century, influential in psychiatric teaching and research).

Bexley Local Studies & Archive Centre

Townley Road
Bexleyheath DA6 7HJ

Our collections include the records of the London Borough of Bexley and its predecessors, schools, churches, estates, people, businesses and societies. We have newspapers from 1873 to the present; unique photographs, postcards and illustrations; books and journals on all aspects of Bexley, Kent and London; pamphlets; posters; oral histories; local maps and plans, from around the 18th century to present; census records; street and trade directories and south east London telephone directories from 1940 onwards.

British Cartoon Archive at University of Kent

Templeman Library, The University of Kent
Canterbury CT2 7NU

The British Cartoon Archive holds the principal collection of British cartoons of social and political comment. Established at the University of Kent at Canterbury in 1973, as the centre for the Study of Cartoons and Caricature, it holds 140,000 original drawings and 85,000 cuttings, representing the work of 350 different cartoonists.

Canterbury Cathedral Archives

The Precincts
Canterbury CT1 2EH

Canterbury Cathedral Archives holds a wealth of manuscripts, photographs, maps and other records dating back to the late 8th century. These make up an extraordinarily rich resource.

Centre for Kentish Studies

Sessions House, County Hall
Maidstone ME14 1XQ

The centre for Kentish Studies is the Headquarters for the Kent Archives Centre for Kentish Studies search room service. It holds manuscript and printed records for the County of Kent.

Chiddingstone Castle

Hill Hoath Road
Edenbridge TN8 7AD

Home to a fascinating collection of Japanese Samurai armour, Buddhist figures, Ancient Egyptian artefacts,Jacobite and Stuart paintings and memorabilia. All were collected by the last owner of the castle, Denys Bower.

Colonel Stephens Museum

Tenterden Town Station, Station Road
Tenterden TN30 6HE

The Colonel Stephens Museum recording the career of Holman Fred Stephens, light railway promoter, engineer and manager, his family, his railways and his successors.

Folkestone History Resource Centre

2 Grace Hill
Folkestone CT20 1HD

Get a glimpse of Folkestone's extensive and diverse collection. From Roman wall plaster and woolly mammoth teeth, to mine detectors and early cameras, not to mention our sixth century skeleton.

Historic Dockyard Chatham

The Historic Dockyard
Chatham ME4 4TZ

A unique, award winning maritime heritage destination with a fantastic range of attractions, iconic buildings and historic ships to explore, plus a fabulous programme of temporary exhibitions at No 1 Smithery. Make rope on the Victorian Ropery Tour; be gripped by stories of life aboard our three historic warships and hear of heroic stories in the RNLI Historic Lifeboat Collection.

Hythe Local History Room

Oaklands, Stade Street
Hythe CT21 6BQ

The Hythe Local History Room was established in the neighbourhood of Oaklands, in 1933, in a house left to the town and Cinque Port of Hythe by Dr Randolph Davis. The collection, including material about archaeology and social history as well as paintings, illustrates the history of the town and the Small Arms School, in three rooms adjoining the public library.

Kent Firefighting Museum

Kent County Council Fire Department, Straw Mill Hill, Tovil
Maidstone ME15 6XB

Displays historical firefighting appliances, equipment, artefacts, photographs and documentary records relating to the history of firefighting in Kent.

Kent History & Library Centre

James Whatman Way
Maidstone ME14 1LQ

The Kent History and Library Centre is purpose built to protect and give access to the county's archives. It houses around 14 kilometres of historic material relating to Kent dating back to 699 AD and is the place to come for anyone interested in local history.

Light Vessel 21

Pier Approach Road Gillingham Pier
Gillingham ME7 1RX

Ahoy. LV21 is a 40 metre steel-hulled lightship being transformed into a floating cultural facility and maritime heritage centre. Designed to provide a range of services promoting and supporting the creative industries in the Medway area and beyond, whilst celebrating and honouring the maritime traditions of the vessel, LV21 is set to become an iconic landmark on the river Medway.

Medway Archives & Local Studies

Medway Archives Office, Civic Centre, Strood
Rochester ME2 4AU

We preserve and make available for research the archives of the Medway area of Kent and also the parish records of north-west Kent. Our oldest records date from 604.

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.

Royal Engineers Museum, Library & Archive

Prince Arthur Road
Gillingham ME4 4UG

The Royal Engineers Museum and Library tell the story of the Corps of Royal Engineers and military engineering. It is a story about the Sappers and their courage, creativity and innovation. In peace and war the Corps has been everywhere and involved in everything. The museum holds a particularly comprehensive collection of British medals.

Sandwich Guildhall Museum

Cattle Market
Sandwich CT13 9AH

The museum is housed in the Guildhall, a listed building, and tells the story of Sandwich from medieval times. There are many well-designed illustrative panels relating to the history of the town with artefacts dating back to the early 13th century.