a station-by-station guide for UK tourist attractions

Maidstone East
Maidstone West
Maidstone Barracks

National Rail | East MDE | West MDW | Barracks MDB

Kent Offers, Discounts & Links

Maidstone is Kent's county town and on the River Medway. The ¼ mile signposted path between Barracks and East stations provides a convenient interchange between Maidstone's two railway lines. Maidstone PlusBus tickets are valid within the local urban area.

TI Maidstone Museum. Tel. 01622 602048.


Museum & Art Gallery ½ mile (¼ mile from East station)

Displays on Maidstone's history, women's clothing through the ages, biodiversity and ecology of Kent housed in the Elizabethan Chillington Manor. Regimental Museum. Art Gallery with programme of exhibitions. Coffee shop. Tel. 01622 602838.
Open TWThFS 1000-1700, also Apr-Oct Sun 1200-1600.

Tyrwhitt-Drake Museum of Carriages ½ mile from East & West stations

A large collection of horse-drawn vehicles from royal state carriages to sledges. Tel. 01622 602838.
Open May-Aug, FSSu 1200-1600.

Maidstone attractions map

Kent Life 1¾ miles from East and Barracks stations or by bus

An open-air attraction with reconstructed historic buildings showing life in Kent during the 19th and 20th centuries. Oast house, hop garden and hoppers' huts. Herb and kitchen gardens. Farm animals. Children's playground. Tearooms. Tel. 01622 763936.
Open Daily from 1000, closing time varies please see website.
Bus 155 from Bus Station, Pudding Lane (near West Station) and East Station to Sandling, Malta Inn, about 10 minutes journey. M-S hourly, Sun & BH 2-hourly. Maidstone PlusBus tickets are valid for this journey. Operated by Arriva.

Maidstone area map