The Amelia is home to libraries, wth collections and exhibitions throughout the year. The collection was founded by the Tunbridge Wells Natural History and Philosophical Society in 1885, and the Council later adopted the collection in 1918. Amelia Scott was a social reformer and campaigner for women’s suffrage. and the new building is named after here. She was a supporter of municipal museums and libraries and believed it was ‘a necessity that cannot be postponed indefinitely. They have a long history of collecting and engaging with the local community, and new home for the collection, The Amelia, reflects many aspects of the story of Tunbridge Wells and the High Weald. Overall, they care for around 60,000 objects covering local history, natural history, archaeology, fine and decorative arts, and social history.
Monday to Wednesday & Friday
Excluding Bank Holidays, Christmas Day and New Years Day.
Cycle racks near the building.
Tunbridge Wells – 10 minutes.
Stop outside the centre.
Picture Credit: © Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.