Follow a journey of human history in the Sevenoaks district…

Sevenoaks Museum is located in the town centre of Sevenoaks, in the picturesque Weald of Kent.

Established in Sevenoaks Library in 1929, it remains an intrinsic part of the Kaleidoscope, which incorporates the library, museum and contemporary art gallery. It is managed by Kent County Council and is free to visit.

Home to over 4,000 historical artefacts and artworks of importance to the Sevenoaks district, the museum highlights key events that have shaped the area, and personal stories from our local past.

Sevenoaks Museum display


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Collection highlights include Roman jewellery, a mammoth tooth, an 18th century cricket bat, dinosaur bones, a printing press, and an embroidery made by WWII evacuees.

Taxidermy wild cat

Things to do

Display case in Sevenoaks Museum

A changing programme of exhibitions and activities means there is often something new to see or do.

Young visitors can measure themselves against a dinosaur footprint, try on historical costumes, and play with puzzles and building bricks.

There are discovery drawers, quiz sheets, and an oral history telephone to hear about the lives of local tradespeople.


Learning and research

Museum archive

School pupils can take a hands on approach to object based learning by visiting the museum or borrowing one of our outreach boxes.


Research enquiries are welcome. Appointments can be made to view objects not currently on display.

Explore our collection on Art UK, the online showcase for art in every UK public collection

Sevenoaks Museum is part of Wheels of Time. The scheme encourages children to visit museums and heritage sites across Kent. Click on the wildcat badge to find out more.

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