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


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.

Wycinanki: The Art of Polish Papercuts

  • 15 January — 17 April 2016 *on now

This exhibition, curated by Justyna Pyz, brings together examples of the Polish folk art, Wycinanki, from the collections of the Horniman Museum and Gardens. Perhaps modelled on traditional Jewish paper cuts, Wycinanki originated as an inexpensive means of decorating the homes of rural labourers. They were often made for religious festivals and family celebrations and feature bold and colourful symbolic designs.

The exhibition will show extraordinary paper cuts commissioned by the Horniman in 2010, including pieces by renowned artists such as Apolonia Nowak from the Kurpie region and Helena Miazek from Lowicz, together with contemporary responses from the Polish community of Tunbridge Wells.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly



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


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






01892 554171


01892 554131

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