Fleur de Lis Heritage Centre
Housed in 16th-century buildings, the Fleur de Lis Heritage Centre Museum contains displays that vividly evoke 2,000 years of Faversham history. In addition, there are two special features - the Gunpowder Experience, and one of only two remaining working, old-style British telephone exchanges. There are also exhibits of Elizabethan and Victorian Life, Roman occupation and artefacts from the Stone Age.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
Assist dogs allowed
- Parking nearby
- 70% of premises accessible
- Facilities: DVD showing history of the town and the gunpowder industry
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open all year, Mon-Sat 10-4, Sun 10-1
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About the area
The White Cliffs of Dover are an English icon – the epitome of our island heritage and sense of nationhood. They also mark the point where the Kent Downs AONB, that great arc of chalk downland stretching from the Surrey Hills and sometimes known as ‘the Garden of England’, finally reaches the sea. This is a well-ordered and settled landscape, where chalk and greensand escarpments look down into the wooded Weald to the south.
Many historic parklands, including Knole Park and Sir Winston Churchill’s red-brick former home at Chartwell, are also worth visiting. Attractive settlements such as Charing, site of Archbishop Cranmer’s Tudor palace, and Chilham, with its magnificent half-timbered buildings and 17th-century castle built on a Norman site, can be found on the Pilgrim’s Way, the traditional route for Canterbury-bound pilgrims in the Middle Ages.
In the nature reserves, such as the traditionally coppiced woodlands of Denge Wood and Earley Wood, and the ancient fine chalk woodland of Yockletts Bank high on the North Downs near Ashford, it is still possible to experience the atmosphere of wilderness that must have been felt by the earliest travellers along this ancient ridgeway.
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