Our Rooms

The Entrance Room
Provides an exhibition explaining the meaning of the Cinque Ports and its functions and the importance of the busy seaport of Small Hythe.
Maps and models of Tenterden and Small Hythe once close to the Rother estuary. The development of Tenterden around its 13th century market area.
The Tapestry Room
14 colourful panels depicting the history of the town from Roman times made by the children of Tenterden in 1974. Also in this room exhibits from the local potteries, the tannery, the brewery and the Borough police force and the fire brigade.
The 20th Century Room
Proves to be nostalgic to visitors with the kitchen cameos. The Lost Words project reminds visitors of words once used but rarely heard today.
The Upper floor
Here is a 19th century hop press. Hop growing, and harvesting is illustrated.

The Buildings Room
Devoted to the buildings in the area with examples of mathematical tiles and king posts on view.


Opening times
Good Friday to first weekend October
Open every day including Bank Holidays
Sundays and Mondays 1.30 to 4.30pm

Easter to end June 1.30pm to 4.30pm

During special exhibitions
See details under EVENTS

11am to 4.30pm