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Kent Visitor Attractions

Kent Tourist and Visitor Attractions - many with brief details of disabled access.
Along with the attractions listed on this page you may also find places of interest on the Kent Heritage and Nature pages. We suggest that you also visit the pages for the neighbouring counties to see what else there is in the area.

We support ‘Accessible Countryside for Everyone’ in providing a brief guide as to the access / facilities for the sites listed, where we have them.


Agricultural Museum - Brook - sited in a 14th century barn, an early 19th century oast house and part of a Victorian stable block, includes wagons, seed drills and reapers, smaller equipment associated with farming and allied crafts and a wide range of small tools - fully or reasonably accessible to disabled visitors (but excludes the first floor of the oast house), the Museum has an audio tour, there are disabled toilets


Ashford Museum - Housed in a 17th century Grade II listed building, exhibits associated with Ashford's history inc  Victorian, Railway, Trade & Businesses Geological and Archaeological - 2 floors -  we have no disabled access info for this site


C.M. Booth Collection of Historic Vehicles - "main feature is the unique collection of Morgan 3 wheel cars, 11 are normally on display, dating from 1909 to 1935. Other vehicles include: 1929 Ford 'A', 1929 Morris Van,1904 Humber tri-car, 1936 Bampton Caravan, 1911 P&M m/c sidecar, 1911 Premier m/c. Bicycles and tricycles, displays of toy and model cars, surrounded with auto-mobilia" - Rolvenden, Cranbrook - we have no disabled access info for this site


Canterbury Ghost Tour - a 90 minute tour of Canterbury's dark side an entertaining blend of history, humour and haunting - we have no disabled access info for this site


Canterbury Roman Museum - Descend 100 years with each step or by lift to the Roman street level. Stroll through the marketplace, look inside recreated Roman rooms, and discover amazing finds including a hoard of hidden treasure - "Access to Roman level is via a lift, then level access throughout. The museum is fully accessible for people with disabilities and we offer a range of activities including tactile tours and multi-sensory object investigation sessions for blind and partially sighted people"


Canterbury Tales - Experience the sights, sounds and smells of a bygone era in this fabulous recreation of medieval life - The attraction has ramps, lifts, a hearing loop and wheelchair accessible toilet facilities


Chislehurst Caves - Entrance to the caves is by guided tour only. The tours last for 45/50 minutes,- Pushchair & Wheelchair the caves have uneven floor surfaces which are rather like cobbles please see website


Cranbrook Museum - a timber-framed building housing collections including Rural Industry, Agricultural Tools, Kitchen & Scullery, Cranbrook Colony Artists, Military & War Room - Disabled friendly / facilities but restricted wheelchair access see website


Dickens World - interactive guided experience that will take you back in time, performing arts, tour guides, booking required (by time slot) - Disabled friendly / facilities please see website


Diggerland - An adventure park where children and adults can drive real diggers - we have no disabled access info for this site


Dover Museum - "much more than just a local history and archaeology three-storey building, situated behind its original Victorian facade. The history galleries tell the fascinating story of the development of the town and its famed port, using original objects, graphics and models. A recent addition to the museum has been the Dover Bronze Age Boat gallery. This major archaeology gallery tells the story of the excavation and preservation of the Dover Boat. The gallery also explores major themes of the Bronze Age, using artefacts, replicas, models, video, computer interactives, hands-on exhibits and illustrated panels" - we believe that the museum is fully accessible for wheelchair users and has accessible toilets


East Kent Railway - "From our award winning visitor centre to our beautiful woodland walks and our lovingly restored heritage trains to our informative museums the East Kent Railway has something to offer all the family." A 2.5 mile heritage railway, Vintage Trains, Miniature Railway, Woodland Walks we have no disabled access info for this site


Finchcocks Musical Museum - a fine Georgian manor house (and garden) in Kent, houses a collection of over 100 keyboard instruments: harpsichords, pianos, organs and many more - we have no disabled access info for this site



Historic Dockyard - Chatham - 80 acre site, over 100 historic buildings and structures, three historic warships, Victorian Ropery Tour, RNLI Historic Lifeboat Collection - "Galleries and attractions are generally accessible to all visitors but for full accessibility details please see our Access Guide – available as a PDF" download here
as of Sept 19 it also has a Changing Places facility


Hop Farm Family Park - attractions and exhibitions to entertain the kids and fuel their imagination, indoor and outdoor, for families with children under 11 years old - Disabled & Pushchair friendly see website


Kent & East Sussex Railway - rural light railway runs from Tenterden for ten and a half miles of the Rother Valley, to terminate in the shadow of the magnificent National Trust castle at Bodiam - "There are parking spaces for Blue Badge holders near to the platforms at Tenterden Town and Northiam Stations and accessible toilets at Tenterden, Northiam and Bodiam. We are proud to boast a specially designed coach called Petros, which is fitted with ramped wheelchair access, wide aisles, moveable seating and an accessible toilet. . . Some of our other carriages have ramped access too and there is full wheelchair access to the shop and Station Refreshment Rooms at Tenterden Town Station. The Colonel Stephens Railway Museum has level access with 42" aisles. The Tenterden ticket office is fitted with an induction loop"


Kent Life - 28 acres of fun from hands-on activities for kids to age-old farming traditions, animals to cuddle, tractors to ride, play areas to go wild in, fascinating historic buildings to explore - Disabled & Pushchair friendly / baby changing - some wheelchair restrictions please see website


Powell-Cotton Museum & Quex House and Gardens - Museum of African and Asian wildlife and ethnography collections, House, informal gardens, indoor and outdoor play area, Secret Garden Centre, Craft Village - The Museum, ground floor of Quex House and the Gardens are all accessible for wheelchair users


Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway - best known for its superb fleet of one-third full size steam trains and diesel locomotives, all of which have been built to run safely at speeds of 25mph on rails only 15 inches apart. All of the steam locomotives were built between 1925 and 1937 - Disabled friendly / facilities please see website


Royal Engineers Museum - Museum Library and Archive, armoured vehicles, a Harrier Jump Jet and even a V2! To rare silks from China, exquisite jewellery made by Zulu warriors and a superb photographic collection - Prince Arthur Road, Gillingham - Disabled access / facilities / babychanging please see website


Spa Valley Railway - Steam and heritage diesel trains between Eridge, Groombridge, High Rocks and Tunbridge Wells - Most areas can be accessed from the level or by wheelchair-friendly ramps "the majority of our trains are equipped with ramps to permit ease of access for visitors with reduced mobility"


Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum - original examples of the two World War 2 fighter aircraft - Manston - we have no info of disabled access -


Turner Contemporary - making art open, relevant and fulfilling for all,temporary exhibitions, events and learning opportunities - Fully accessible for visitors, with a ramp to the main entrance and café, as well as an internal lift to all upper floor galleries



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