Part of the Fleur de Lis Heritage Centre, the distinctive timbered front of 10-11 Preston Street reveals that the property was built towards the end of the reign of Elizabeth I - in about 1600. Built as a house rather than a shop, this historic building 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.
Within the Visitor Information Centre you will also find a gift shop selling a large variety of affordable souvenirs, maps, prints and postcards.
Found to the rear of 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! 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.