Plan your visit

Due to the exceptional circumstances caused by COVID 19 the Kent Archive searchroom will be temporarily closed to the public  from 23 March 2020.  If you have an enquiry please email [email protected]  We are still able to provide copies of Tithe and Estate Maps and House History guides.


Kent History and Library Centre
James Whatman Way
Kent ME14 1LQ

Tel: 03000 41 31 31

Email: [email protected]

Travel and parking

Directions: The Centre is on the A229, on the second roundabout between junction 6 of the M20 and Maidstone town centre.

Public transport: Bus routes 101, 150 and 155 stop on the side of the building.

Parking: Free designated parking for Blue Badge holders at the front of the building.

27 Pay & Display spaces by the riverside near the library on James Whatman Way (for fees check the Maidstone Borough Council car parks webpage). Nearest long term car park are at Maidstone East railway station and Fremlin Walk. There is also plenty of cycle parking at the front of the building.

 Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday – Saturday 9am – 5pm
Sunday Closed