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Address: Mill Street, Maidstone ME15 6YE, England
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Visited the museum in May 2017 with 2 small kids (4yo and 1yo). It was a nice experience, with lots of old carriages in which we could see with a torchlight (placed at visitors... read more

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited the museum in May 2017 with 2 small kids (4yo and 1yo). It was a nice experience, with lots of old carriages in which we could see with a torchlight (placed at visitors' disposal in the museum). To our surprise, the kids didn't get bored, in fast my older one found the carriages interesting (on the ground floor that... More 

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Bicester
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

A carriage museum? Our son said "It's boring". No it isn't. Carriages are lovely, with a great sense of history. It isn't big but the better for it. Go and immerse yourself in yesteryear. You will not be disappointed

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Surprisingly wide selection of carriages for what looks like (from the outside) a small museum. Have been living close to Maidstone for a decade now and every time we drove past said that we should visit - finally made it today. There are around 60 carriages - each with a good, concise description along with some cards giving more information... More 

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London
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295 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

So please I went there.... Lovely carriages to see and contemplate. People are so polite and helpful , I had to do a challenge in the museum all the stuff helped me a lot and they were so smily.... I definitely recommend everybody to visit the museum is beautiful

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Whitianga, New Zealand
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Have been passing this museum for years saying 'we must go there' and today we finally did. At £1 concession army visitor fee it is a must. 59 carriages, sleighs and sedan chairs of days gone by with an excellent curator, David, providing the spiel on the carriages themselves plus related origins of words. Will visit again

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Dymchurch, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

My kind of place but not suitable for youg kiddies. Actually I'm a classic car fan but a museum of horse drawn carriages and the way coachwork was built is equally interesting. Well worth the visit I loved the cabriolets and the All Sain't church opposite is worth a look too. Park in Meadow Lock car park, all day for... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

A mere £2 per adult entry & so much history! I must admit to not being that interested when I went in (the other half wanted to go) but with the expert help of the Man at the desk (David?) it was absolutely fascinating! He walked round with us giving us information & little snippets of the origins of words... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Excellent,some very interesting carriages to see and take photos of plus some other smaller items all very interesting on two floors of the old stable building.very reasonably priced making it available for all to visit even if your on a budget.It is not some where you would visit for a whole day ,but probably an hour or so,as it is... More 

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Surrey
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

Excellent Civic museum with something for everyone. A number of different galleries, with some interesting History of the local area. Expect to spend at least an hour looking round, but 2 to 3 hours to see it all properly.

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015

I was impressed to see carriages and sleighs connected to Queen Victoria. Apparently Tyrwhitt-Drake sought out these vehicles as they were disposed of by Royalty. I found the presentation to be of a high order, well worth the £1 or £2 admission.

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