Folkestone History Resource Centre
Displaying more of Folkestone’s treasures than ever before, the
History Resource Centre is now open!
Get a glimpse of Folkestone’s extensive and diverse collection.
From Roman wall plaster and woolly mammoth teeth, to mine detectors
and early cameras, not to mention our sixth century skeleton! You
will have the opportunity to see it all.
Interested in art?
Look no further. Previously hidden away in the basement store we
have moved a massive part of Folkestone’s impressive art collection
upstairs to the History Resource Centre. Here you will be able to
access the diverse range of paintings and drawings. These include
beautiful landscapes and historical views of Folkestone.
Our History on Wheels carts provide you with
the chance to touch real objects, test your knowledge of the early
history of our planet and find out more about the important role
that Folkestone played in world history. Why not make a group
booking to use our Dino Dig and excavate a Tyrannosaurus
The History Resource Centre is run by staff and volunteers and
we aim to have a member of staff or volunteer in the Centre as much
as possible. We are working hard to develop our team of volunteers
so that in the near future the History Resource Centre will be open
Folkestone Library opening hours. Visitors are more than
welcome to drop in, but to ensure that the centre is suitably
staffed when you visit, if you have any questions or would like to
find out more about school and group visits or activities,
please contact the Project Officer (see details in 'Contact
us'). We also have a number of
"Investing in your future"
The creation of the Folkestone History Resource
Centre was funded by the
European Regional Development Fund as part of the ‘Treasures
The aim is to transform the Folkestone History Resource Centre, the
Beaney House of Art
& Knowledge in Canterbury, and the Crypt in
Boulogne into animated cultural centres that will attract
visitors of all ages and backgrounds.