Fleur de Lis Heritage Centre

13 Preston Street, Faversham, Kent ME13 8NS
11 Preston Lane Faversham England ME13 8LF GB

This amazing museum, part of the Fleur de Lis Heritage Centre, reflects the long and colourful history of the town. To enter the museum is to put today on hold and be absorbed into that history! You will track the growth of Faversham from the early Iron Age settlements right up to the vast prosperity of Elizabethan times.

Then, perched on 100lb powder barrels, visitors can watch the audio-visual display and learn of the huge influence that the growth of the explosives industry had on the town – and the nation – for more than 400 years.

If you prefer a gentler view of the past, the Victorian schoolroom and fully equipped kitchen will fascinate, while there is a definite “Upstairs, Downstairs” element with the reminders of the town’s rich civic dignitaries! Sport, agriculture, industry, even a working PBX telephone exchange.

Stroll on then to the street of shops, from the chemist to the sweet shop, the barber to the post office, all the windows recreate authentic displays and fittings.

The museum depicts the lives of our predecessors: what work did they do, how did they entertain themselves, what did they wear, what was important to them, how did they cope with two world wars … you may not find all the answers here, but the journey will be remarkable!

Location Details: Easy access from M2 or rail mainline station.

Opening Times: Monday – Saturday 10am – 4pm Sunday 10am – 1pm

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