Ashford Museum

Heritage at the Heart of Ashford

Welcome to Ashford Museum Housed in a 17th century Grade II listed building, the museum is located in the Church Yard, at the Heart of Ashford's Town Centre, and features exhibits associated with Ashford's history.

The Museum holds its exhibits on two floors so there is plenty to see and learn about the town's past.



Opening Hours

From April to late October: 
Tuesday to Saturday, 11am until 2pm, except Good Friday

To visit the Museum outside of normal times please contact the Curator. 

Visitor Experiences

'A fascinating place, with so much to see!'

'Kids thought it was interesting, it's been a very enjoyable visit.'

'A lovely museum!'

'Worth a visit. I will come again.'

'Informative, friendly & very interesting'.


Museum provides station photos

On 11th July photos etc., supplied by Ashford Museum, went on display at Ashford Railway station. They can be seen by all those vistors & general travellers on platform 5/6 in the waiting area.

Heritage website for Ashford

To support Ashford Borough Council's Heritage Trail, Ashford Museum launched a website to form a source of information on the Borough of Ashford's Heritage Assets.
The site includes an online version of the Heritage Trail with links to pages about many of the buildings on the trail route.

Kent Children's University

Ashford Museum has recently become an approved “Public Learning Destination” for Kent Children’s University™. This means that were are authorised to issue Learning Credits in participating children’s Passports to Learning.

We are so proud of this partnership as the Validation process shows that our methods for inspiring and education children and young people meets with the Quality Assurance process of National Children’s University™ Trust.

25 FREE badges to collect in Kent.

Ashford Museum is one of 25 museums and heritage sites across Kent giving away badges in a scheme launched on 22nd March. Children aged 5-11 visiting any of the Wheels of Time venues, from 1st April, will be given a different badge at each site, showing the site’s logo or related picture. A map featuring the Wheels of Time mascot, ‘Roamin Rex’, guides children to all of the sites. Ashford Museum, like many of the sites, is volunteer run, others have a team of paid staff. All are eager to share their locations with children and their families.

Wheels of Time is now recognised as a Kent Children’s University Learning Activity, and Ashford Museum can give Learning Credits to children registered with Children’s University. In a further development, children who have collected 10 badges will be awarded Roamin’ Rex’s Bronze Award Badge, and when they have 20 badges they will receive a Silver Award Badge.

Roamin Rex’s map, showing all of the participating sites, can be collected from any of the sites, some Tourist Information Centres or downloaded from the Wheels of Time website,

You will also be able to pick up the map at County Square in Ashford on 1st April, when there will be a display of the scheme.

“Wheels of Time”, “Roamin’ Rex” and the Roamin’ Rex logo are trademarks of Ashford Borough Museum Society