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Follow a journey of human history in the Sevenoaks district…

Sevenoaks Museum is located in the town centre of Sevenoaks, Kent. Established in the Public 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.

Displays highlight key events and people that have shaped the local area, such as the town’s first ever fire brigade in the 1800s and the Women’s Land Army in WW2.  There are over 4,000 objects held in the museum’s collection.



Sevenoaks Museum display


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Collection highlights include a mammoth tooth, Roman jewellery, medieval floor tiles, an early cricket bat, a printing press, and an embroidery made by WW2 evacuees.

Taxidermy wild cat

Things to do

Display case in Sevenoaks Museum

A changing programme of exhibitions and activities means that even though the museum is small, there is often something new to see or do.

Our youngest visitors can try on historical costumes, or 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®. Children aged 5-11 can collect a Wheels of Time badge together with Roamin’ Rex’s map, which shows Wheels of Time museums and heritage sites across Kent. Click on the wildcat badge to find out more.

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