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.
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 supported by local knowledge covering Faversham and the outlying areas of Sittingbourne, Sheerness, the Isle of Sheppey, and the surrounding parts of Swale.
The Visitor Information Centre includes a gift shop selling a large variety of affordable souvenirs, maps, prints and postcards.
Within the Visitor Information Centre, this collection of books relating to the local area and the wider aspects of our County must be one of the most comprehensive in Kent. You can find books on Kent and Faversham’s heritage, the history of explosives, the history of brewing and local hop farms, railways and trams, sailing barges, reproductions of old maps, and much more! We also hold a supply of the locally researched Faversham Papers - over a hundred different papers are available. Subjects range from the history of local villages, Sheldwich, Boughton Under Blean, Oare, Ospringe and more, through to research of the inhabitants of a particular Faversham street , Abbey Street, West Street, Tanners Street are examples.
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.
We've compiled a list of local sites of interest, places to visit and things to do in Faversham and the surrounding area.