The Faversham Heritage Centre is a town museum focusing on the history of Faversham and the local area and the stories of its inhabitants from earliest times until the 20th century. It is located in an old inn, called the Fleur de Lis, and the building itself is part of the interest of this museum. Spread over three buildings, our exhibits show evidence of early man and then a series of invaders: Romans, Jutes and Normans. Tudor prosperity, pirates, a famous murder and agricultural riots also feature. You can see a Victorian classroom and kitchen, historical shop fronts and artefacts from both world wars. Learn about Faversham’s own version of football: Goal Running. The Big Shed will enable you to understand the Bs of Faversham: brewing and barrels, boats, bricks, and boots. The other B – bangs – can be found in the Gunpowder Room, which illustrates how Faversham became the centre of the UK explosives industry.
What we offer
The education offer at the Fleur de Lis museum now consists of a series of different types of activity suitable for all key stages. A standard school visit to the museum is £1.50 per child and adults are free. However, we understand that you may not want to look at the whole museum in one visit so why not consider putting together a bespoke visit of up to 90 minutes from the modules below.
The cost will vary according to the modules you choose but won’t exceed the standard £1.50 charge. Shorter visits with fewer modules will cost less. The workshops can all be adapted to suit different key stages and age groups.
We offer some hands on activities using artefacts from the museum. Enjoy taking part in a Victorian laundry day or a Victorian style school lesson. Discover how Victorians took photographs or amused themselves with magic lanterns.
If your children enjoy art and crafts we offer workshops in creating a Faversham brick collage, some clay modelling to create modern Osborne plaques or designing your own family shield.
A visit to the museum can be best divided into five distinct historical periods:
- Pre History to Medieval
- Tudor and Stuart
- Trade and Industry through the Ages
Activities and/or trails can be organised to support any of these topics for any Key Stage. An example of the type of Adults notes we can offer to support your visit
Do also look at the other educational opportunities we can provide: a loan box service, themed days and family activity days during school holidays, held in Faversham Library.
Julie Ricketts - Learning Manager
07546 265 480
School group booking form
Examples of Workshops
- Victorian laundry
- Victorian photography
- Victorian magic lantern
- A Victorian school lesson
These 20 minute workshops are led by museum volunteers and offer a chance to have a hands on experience.
Examples of Art and Craft
- Brick painting and collage making
- Clay modelling
- Heraldry and family history
- Make a Victorian counterpane
Example of a Loan box
- Victorian domestic items
- Victorian education
- 19th and early 20th century toys
DVD – An odd afternoon at the museum
Local History facts
Surnames of Faversham
The House names of Faversham
The Street names of Faversham