The Tyrwhitt-Drake Museum of Carriages offers an insight into the fascinating history of transport and is home to a unique collection of horse-drawn vehicles and transport curiosities.

The museum collection was the gift of Sir Garrard Tyrwhitt-Drake, twelve times Mayor of Maidstone. He began collecting carriages when he realised that the horse-drawn vehicles of his childhood were being forced off the road by the motor car.

The collection is housed in the 14th century stables, part of the medieval Archbishop’s Palace complex used by the Archbishop of Canterbury when travelling through the county.

Open Wednesday to Sunday, 12-4pm from May to October.

Admission: £2.00 adult and £1.00 senior citizen and children over five. Child under five free.

The Tyrwhitt-Drake Museum of Carriage
Mill Street
Maidstone
ME15 6YE

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