Description

The Kent Mining Museum, built on the former Betteshanger Colliery site, draws on the collection that has been built up over the years by the East Kent coalfield communities. The Kent Mining Museum will help to complete the story of mining in the UK. It offers a range of events, exhibitions and programmes that will educate, entertain, and engage people of all ages, backgrounds and interests. Below Ground is the underground exhibition space, where a series of changing exhibitions will look at different aspects of the East Kent Coalfield. It also houses Your History, where visitors can explore the coalfield collections of the Museum and its partners, particularly oral history, and visitors are encouraged to leave their own reminiscence to be archived in perpetuity.
Betteshanger Country Park between Deal and Sandwich is a 250 acre park that has a range of activities including cycling, walks, a play area, obstacle courses, and an activity centre.

Opening Hours
Museum
Wednesday to Sunday
9.30-4pm
Easter Holiday
Daily
Betteshanger Park
Daily
8am-4.30pm.

Price
Free entry
Parking charges apply
Up to 20 minutes: Free
20 minutes +: Motorbike, Car & Minibus: £3.50
Coach, On Foot, By Bicycle: Free
Membership available.

Accessibility
Disabled parking: free but must show Blue Badge to staff as Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) will need to be updated.

Train
Deal - 3 miles

Bus
13 stops near the park

Facilities
Cafe • Picnic Area • Toilet • Disabled Toilet

Picture Credit: © Kent Mining Museum.

Location

Sandwich Road, Deal, Kent CT14 0BF, UK

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