Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment Museum
St Faith's Street
01622 754 497
01622 602 193
This independent museum has been housed within Maidstone Museum since 1960. It is packed with fascinating, colourful and thought-provoking exhibits. It tells the story of this famous local regiment, beginning with its forebears, the local Militia and the 50th and 97th Foot, and recounting their exploits during the British Army’s many 18th and 19th century campaigns.
It continues with the Royal West Kent’s service in the First World War, their dramatic and harrowing exploits during the Siege of Kohima in the Second World War and ends with their eventual amalgamation with other regiments in 1961.
Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 17.00
Sunday & Bank Holidays 12.00 - 16.00 (Closed on Sunday Nov - Mar)