Discover the insider’s fascinating stories of well known sites in the region through a further delight at this time of year via the Heritage Open Days on from 9-18 September 2022.

Take this unique opportunity to explore historical properties sharing behind the scenes peeks free of charge. Explore the behind the scenes at the Assembly Hall Theatre , the new opened the Amelia Scott and the Trinity Theatre clocktower. Learn about the history of Tunbridge Ware during a guided walk. Visit the Union Mill in Cranbrook or the Paddock Wood railway training center in a unique opportunity for those who love trains and railways.

We have two self-led walking tours for the town which can open up this glorious world to you even more. Download the app for the Tales of Tunbridge Wells audio tour for free from your usual app store.

Alternatively The Heritage Walking Trail leaflet is available to download or pickup at the Amelia Scott and thus explore our historical sights and attractions.

For instance, Winnie the Pooh used to go to church in Royal Tunbridge Wells!
The Corn Exchange used to host famous Shakespearean actors.
And in the 1600s, one of the smallest villages in the borough used to be one of the most important internationally thanks to guns!
Search out more curiosities like the ‘Cold Bath’, medieval woodlands and ‘pan tiles’!

Exciting events are still on including the Cranbrook Literature Festival, the 14th Cranbrook Apple Fayre (celebrating Cranbrook’s connections with smugglers and the carribean this year), and the Hole Park Napoleonic War Re-enactment Weekend. Museums (especially the newly opened the Amelia Scott) and theatres are great to take advantage of especially if it is a bit damp or cold. For more rainy days inspiration click here.

church of King Charles the Martyr
Cranbrook museum