The museum’s collection comprises artefacts relating to the Borough of Ashford and its people.
The collection is represented by a number of displays including:
- A pre-historic collection starting with a 200 million year old dinosaur leg bone found in 2001 at Washford farm.
- Artefacts from the Neolithic, Romano- Briton and Anglo-Saxon periods.
- The First World War having a central feature of ‘Life in the Trenches‘, and photos of some who never returned.
- World War Two including information on the Prisoner of War camps within the Borough.
- An excellent display on the lost businesses of Ashford showing items and photos of those firms.
- Medical instruments from the old Ashford and cottage hospitals.
- Railway memorabilia including artefacts from the railway and works, photographs and two model railways to recall the important role that railways played in the towns history.
- Ashford Market, one of the oldest in the country, started in the 13th century by Royal charter.
- The military history of the town.
- Smuggling and the lives and demise of the ‘Aldington Gang’.