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The Church Yard
Opposite to the West Door of St. Mary's Parish Church



Ashford Borough Museum,
The Churchyard, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1QG


Ramped access, suitable for wheelchairs, is provided to the entrance and from the the ground floor of one building to the other. Users of larger mobility scooters may not be able negotiate the turns at the top of the entrance ramp and bottom of the ramp between the buildings.
Access to the first floor is by steep stairs which include winding treads.

Opening Hours

We are open from April to October

Tuesday to Saturday, 11 am to 2 pm (last entry 1.30 pm), except Good Friday

While we are closed, why not try our Town Centre Heritage Trail Quiz, a Wheels of Time E-badge Activity.

Out of hours visits

We can usually open the Museum for special visits outside of the above hours, but please contact us, giving reasonable notice, so that we can arrange for volunteers to be present for your visit.

Hazards caused by work being undertaken may prevent us accepting any visitors during our seasonal closure.

Schools and youth organisations

The museum can offer talks and quizzes on local history, which links in with the national curriculum, to schools and youth groups. On occasions we allow the children to handle some of the artefacts or objects on display.

The building allows approximately 25 at any visit but we are always happy to discuss splitting large groups. All groups are welcomed e.g.: Scouts and Guides, Youth clubs and other youth organisations.

Hazards caused by work being undertaken may prevent us accepting any group visits during our seasonal closure.


We are able to accommodate other organisations by giving a talk on local history, a slide show or a quiz at your venue.



Parking is available nearby at Vicarage Lane

There are some on-street disabled bays in Tufton Street.


All local buses stop in Bank Street.
Stops for main bus routes are in Park Street.
Bus Routes and Maps


Ashford International Station is ten minutes walk away.

Domestic Services are provided by SouthEastern and Southern and International Services by Eurostar.

Cycling and Walking

A network of cycling and walking routes connect Ashford Town Centre with the rest of urban Ashford and National Cycling Routes connect with other parts of the Borough and further afield. Download the Cycling and Walking Map from the Ashford Borough Council website.