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Faversham & Swale Visitor Information Centre

Originally home of merchant adventurer Henry Hatch before his death in 1533, this historic building at 12 Market Place, opposite the iconic Guildhall, now houses Faversham’s Visitor Information Centre. Our volunteers are friendly and helpful, and a mine of local knowledge! We can provide free maps and trails for you to discover the history of our town.

Faversham is one of Kent's most delightful and historic market towns combining all the advantages of being just off the beaten track with easy access to first-class national and international transport links. For new and returning visitors, and even residents, the Society’s volunteers have access to a wide range of information covering Faversham and the surrounding parts of Swale.

The Visitor Information Centre also includes a gift shop selling a large variety of souvenirs, maps, prints and postcards, many created by local artists.

If you want to learn more about the history of the area or are just looking for a special gift, then we’re well worth a visit. Contact us directly on vic@favershamsociety.org

Books and our own Publications

Within the Visitor Information Centre, we also sell books relating to the local area and the wider aspects of our County, which must be one of the most comprehensive in Kent. You can find books on Kent and Faversham’s heritage, the history of explosives or brewing and local hop farms, railways and trams, sailing barges, reproductions of old maps, and much more!

We also sell our own publications, some of which can be seen in our online Store


Other useful sources of information for Faversham and the surrounding area

We've compiled a list of local sites of interest, places to visit and things to do in Faversham and the surrounding area. Useful Links - The Faversham Society



Opening Times

VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE
12 Market Place
ME13 7AE
10am to 4pm - Monday to Saturday
10am to 1pm - Sunday (opening hours may vary)

FLEUR MUSEUM - FREE ENTRY
12-13 Preston Street
ME13 8NS
Open Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11am to 3pm
Also open on the first Sunday of each month

SECOND-HAND BOOKSHOP
11 Preston Street
ME13 8NS

10am to 3.30pm - Monday to Saturday

CHART MILLS
Off Stonebridge Way
ME13 7SE

Open on Saturdays only 2pm to 5pm

Registered Charity  Number 1135262 - Company No 07112241
The Faversham Society - Registered Address: 10-13 Preston Street, Faversham, Kent ME13 8NS
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