Welcome to an Aladdin’s Cave of treasures drawn from Faversham’s long and colourful past! From our new Reception space you can follow the town’s history from the earliest archaeological times, through its medieval and Elizabethan importance as a trading centre, its subsequent industrial growth, and its more recent change from a bustling hub of Victorian and 20th century work and social life to a high quality heritage tourism destination.
The Museum is located in the Fleur de Lis Heritage Centre at 12-13 Preston Street and is open Monday – Saturday, 10-4; Sunday 10-1. Admission is a very reasonable £5 for adults, £3.50 for 60+ yrs and £1.50 for children (5-16yrs) and full time students, whilst Society members get in free. Your ticket allows entry to the museum for a whole year from purchase date, and last advised entry is at 3pm (Mon-Sat) and 12pm (Sunday).
Click here to download the Museum leaflet
Like most other museums, the material on display is only a proportion of the Society’s holdings. The Museum’s stores hold a wide range of artefacts, documentary and photographic evidence, as well as a libraries relating to our material and to local history.
Appointments can be made to view material by contacting the Curators’ Office on 01795 590726 or using our online contact form.
The Fleur Gallery is also located within the Fleur de Lis Heritage Centre at 13 Preston Street, is open at the following times:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Tuesday & Thursday
10am until 4pm
1pm until 4pm
10am until 1pm
The Gallery hosts a changing programme of artistic and historical exhibitions, showcasing work by local artists and schools as well as highlighting specific aspects of our collections e.g. costume exhibitions. There is always something interesting to see with new shows every month – check our News & Events pages for details of current and upcoming shows.