Woodchurch Village Life Museum

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Woodchurch is a picturesque Kent village which is situated 7 miles from the historic market town of Ashford and 5 miles from the Cinque Ports town of Tenterden. The Museum is housed in an 18th century oak-framed barn and 17th century cart shed, on a rural site not far from the village centre. The collection is very varied, from wagons to tiny coins, from the Stone Age to the present, but all with a connection to the parish of Woodchurch.

These artefacts, through a variety of media, trace the story of the community from the time when Stone Age man passed by, to Woodchurch today with its community of 2,500 people.The story is told through its landscape, architecture, farming, schools, religion, wars, trades and professions and social life.

On the first floor of the barn is a Study Centre, open by prior arrangement, where the museums extensive collection of artefacts, documents, records and photographs can be researched. Computing, Internet access and copying facilities are also available.

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Opening hours

Easter to the end of September:
10am to 4pm Daily
(except Mondays and Wednesdays)

October to Easter:
10am to 4pm
Saturdays and Sundays only

Open all Bank Holidays in Summer months

Admission charges

Adults £2.00, Children 50p

Additional info

Free parking
Souvenir shop
Disabled access to museum and toilets
Refreshments at pubs nearby

Collection details

Archives, Weapons and War, Personalities, Social History, Land Transport

Woodchurch Village Life Museum
Susans Hill
Woodchurch, near Ashford
TN26 3RE




01233 860240


01233 860653

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