This list of museums in Kent, England contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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Name Image Town/City Region Type Summary
Agricultural Museum, Brook Image needed LHB Brook Ashford Agriculture website, barn and oast house with farm tools, equipment, wagons
Brattle Farm museum Image needed LHB Staplehurst Maidstone Agriculture information, open for groups by appointment only, historic farm equipment, household items, vintage cars
Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway Schwartzkopf 9124 of 1927 Bredgar Swale Railway Heritage railroad and museum with steam locomotives & engines, freight and carriage stock, railway artefacts
Brenzett Aeronautical Museum G-AMSM cockpit Brenzett Shepway Military website, history of RAF Brenzett, remains recovered from aircraft crash sites, World War II aircraft, military equipment and memorabilia
Brook Pumping Station ChathamBrookModel PostMill4198 Chatham Medway Technology website, 1920s pumping station with two diesel engines, exhibits of local industrial equipment
Chart Gunpowder Mills Image needed LHB Faversham Swale Industry website, 18th century gunpowder factory with watermill, one of the sites of the Faversham explosives industry
Chatham Historic Dockyard Historic Dockyard, Chatham. - - 164702 Chatham Medway Maritime Includes 3 historic warships: HMS Gannet (1878), HMS Cavalier (R73) and HMS Ocelot (S17), a Victorian rope factory, a recreation of the working life of the dockyard in 1758, the Museum of the Royal Dockyard, a museum about the work of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution
Chillenden Windmill Chillenden mill Chillenden Dover Mill Reconstructed mid 19th century windmill
C M Booth Motor Museum Image needed LHB Rolvenden Ashford Transportation website, collection of Morgan Motor Company three wheel cars, bicycles, tricycles, model cars, automotive memorabilia
Colonel Stephens Railway Museum Image needed LHB Tenterden Ashford Railway History of Colonel H. F. Stephens, manager of the Kent and East Sussex Railway, railway equipment and memorabilia
Crabble Corn Mill Image needed LHB River Dover Mill website, Georgian and Victorian watermill
Crampton Tower Museum Crampton tower Broadstairs Thanet Multiple website, life and works of railway engineer Thomas Russell Crampton, local railways, electric tramways, road transport, industry, model railways, local history
Davison's Mill Davison's Mill Stelling Minnis Shepway Mill Mid 19th century windmill
Dover Transport Museum Image needed LHB Dover Dover Transportation website, cars, bicycles, buses, road vehicles, model railway and tramway, local transport history, model vehicles, maritime display, 1930s garage and period shops, farm vehicles
Draper's Windmill Draper's mill Margate Thanet Mill Mid 19th century windmill
East Kent Light Railway Image needed LHB Shepherdswell Dover Railway Heritage railway and signal box visitor centre with railroad artifacts, model railway
Elham Valley Railway Museum Peene Railway Museum, near Newington, Kent - - 41746 Peene Shepway Railway website, history of the Elham Valley Railway, railway artifacts, local history, railway model of the Channel Tunnel
Farming World Image needed LHB Boughton Swale Agriculture website, farm park with museum of lawnmowers and garden tools
Guildhall Museum, Rochester Image needed LHB Rochester, Kent Medway Local website, local history, culture, Victorian period drawing room and kitchen, fine art, exhibits on Charles Dickens, and agricultural engine and steam roller manufacturer Aveling and Porter
Herne Windmill Herne windmill Herne City of Canterbury Mill Late 18th century windmill
Kent Battle of Britain Museum Hawkinge. - - 53082 Hawkinge Shepway Military History of RAF Hawkinge and the Battle of Britain, World War II aircraft
Kent Life Cobtree oast2 Sandling Maidstone Open air Formerly the Museum of Kent Life, 28-acre (110,000 m²) heritage farm, historic houses, farm and village buildings
Killick's Mill MeophamGreen3576 Meopham Gravesham Mill Early 19th century windmill
Lashenden Air Warfare Museum Image needed LHB Headcorn Maidstone Aviation website, located at Lashenden (Headcorn) Airfield, military aircraft and aviation history
Manston Fire Museum Image needed LHB Manston Thanet Firefighting Includes vehicles, models, badges, patches, uniforms, helmets, prints, extinguishers and fire fighting equipment
Preston Steam Museum The Steam Museum at Preston Services - IMG 5723 Preston Kent steam museum Stationary steam engines, other steam power related items (only open part time) (at Preston Services yard)
Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway Captain Howey at New Romney New Romney Shepway Railway Heritage railway headquarters at the New Romney railway station with engine sheds and model train museum
Royal Engineers Museum Royal Engineers Museum, Prince Arthur Rd, Gillingham (2) - - 1148711 Gillingham Medway Military History of the Corps of Royal Engineers and British military engineering
South Foreland Lighthouse South Foreland Lighthouse 2 Dover Dover Maritime Operated by the National Trust, first lighthouse powered by electricity and the site of the first international radio transmission
Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum Image needed LHB Manston Thanet Aviation website, World War II military aviators and aircraft, aviation memorabilia
Stocks Mill Stocks Mill Wittersham Ashford Mill 18th century windmill
Swanton Mill Mersham Ashford Mill information, information, weather boarded watermill in working order
Tyrwhitt-Drake Museum of Carriages Carriage Museum - - 86119 Maidstone Maidstone Transportation website, collection of horse-drawn vehicles and transport curiosities
Union Mill Cranbrook windmill 1 Cranbrook Tunbridge Wells Mill Early 19th century windmill
White Mill Rural Heritage Centre White Mill, Sandwich Sandwich Dover Mill Includes a mid 18th century windmill, early 20th century period miller's cottage, farming and craft tools, a wheelwright's workshop, and a blacksmith's workshop
Woodchurch Mill Woodchurch Windmill - - 25558 Woodchurch Ashford Windmill Early 19th century windmill

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