Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery

Watercolour of the Pantiles in Georgian times
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Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery shares the special story of the borough of Tunbridge Wells. Enjoy our wonderful collections, visit our major exhibitions and take part in activities for everyone.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

Mon-Sat 09.30-17.00, Sun 10.00-16.00

Closed Bank Holidays & Easter Sat

Admission charges

FREE

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Music, Natural Sciences, Personalities, Social History, World Cultures

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
woodcut of rhinocerous albrect durer walk on the wild side

A Walk on the Wild Side

  • 12 June — 20 September 2015 *on now

What inspires artists to draw and paint animals? What makes people want to create taxidermy from dead animals?

A Walk on the Wild Side is an exhibition that explores our relationship with animals, from the early Renaissance period through to modern history.

A mixture of natural history, fine art, and everyday objects, this exhibition explores why humans have an enduring fascination and curiosity with the animal kingdom.

Highlights of the exhibition include: Exciting loans from the British Museum, the British Library alongside objects from the Museum's own collections.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: A Day at the Wells: in the footsteps of early tourists

  • 11 — 12 September 2015

A linear walk through Royal Tunbridge Wells from the Museum in Mount Pleasant Road to the Pantiles. The route links places which would have been visited by the early tourists to the town, including churches and chapels, buildings which were former workshops for Tunbridge Ware manufacture, historic shops and locations for taking the waters. The walk is led by David Wakefield, Chairman of the Friends of Tunbridge Wells Museum.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/a-day-at-the-wells-in-the-footsteps-of-early-tourists

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Friday Fun

http://www.tunbridgewellsmuseum.org/section.asp?catid=676&docid=6391

A drop-in art, craft and storytelling session for children aged 2-5 years with an accompanying adult. The session begins and ends with a story centred on a Tunbridge Wells Museum object. After the activities, spend as long as you like exploring the museum and making something to take away.

How to obtain

There’s no need to book for this free event. Contact the museum on 01892 554171 for further details.

Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery
Civic Centre
Mount Pleasant
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN1 1JN
England

Website

www.tunbridgewellsmuseum.org

E-mail

museum@tunbridgewells.gov.uk

Telephone

01892 554171

Fax

01892 554131

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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