Sevenoaks Museum

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Sevenoaks Museum is situated inside Sevenoaks Library. The 1980s building was re-developed in 2005/6 and also contains a contemporary art gallery, local studies library and cafe space. There are contemorary art pieces around the building and museum cases in the library in addition to the museum.

Venue Type:


Opening hours

Mon-Wed Fri 0900-1800
Thurs 0900-20-00
Sat 0900-1700
Closed Sun Bank holidays

Closed: Sun
Bank Holidays

Admission charges


Additional info

The museum is adjacent to a temporary exhibition space which shows contemporary art exhibitions of local, regional and national significance.

The collections are mainly social history and local.

Collection details

Archaeology, Natural Sciences, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • The museum includes the following items which can be seen nowhere else in Kent:
  • 18th century cricket bat made in Sevenoaks
  • Court robes and souvenirs from the Hardinge family of Penshurst
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.

Victorian ghost story KS1

A session which involves handling Victorian objects then listening to a ghost story with references to the objects handled. Some children can dress up as characters in the story. Groups size :1 class; Duration 1 hour;Level : KS1

How to obtain

Book by contacting the Curator on 01732-585300

Sevenoaks Museum
Sevenoaks Library
Buckhurst Lane
TN13 1LQ


Main County Council site

Kaleidoscope project site



Main library number

01732 453118


library fax

01732 742682

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