If the holiday weather is less than perfect visit the newly opened The Amelia Scott (free of charge) where you will find the children’s library, various exhibitions like the Story of the Wells and Fine Grind cafe where you can enjoy a warm drink and delicious pastries and cakes.
There are also various art exhibitions across the region. Admire uplifting paintings and drawings that represent local landscape, history and culture in all kinds of media – traditional and modern.
Cranbrook Museum is a sure-fire (free) delight for the family, in the lovely market town of Cranbrook which is also home to one of the tallest running smock windmills in the country – also free entry. See what My Tunbridge Wells has to say about Cranbrook and come and Say Hi!
The Salomons Museum is open daily from 9am to 5pm – free entry! Come and see the collection of momentos from the famous family of Salomons.
Sir David Lionel Salomons, was a scientist, engineer, photographer and inventor. Bet you didn’t know that this manor house was the first in the country to install electricity in a private home!!
See the private theatre installed with one of the largest and most exceptional electrically powered philharmonic organs – the Welte Organ – and now the only one of its kind left in the world! This model was built especially for Sir David Lionel.
His son and heir, Captain David Reginald Salomons, was such a hero in the First World War his life was made into a West End musical called ‘The Dreamers’.
Now that’s a nice segue into theatre! Lots of exciting shows and concerts going on at The Assembly Hall Theatre and Trinity Theatre which is actually a former church. A unique experience! Visit our events calendar for more inspiration
Rain or sunshine join us with your most enthusiastic flag waving and cheering for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee parade and festivities! Visit our events calendar to plan your long weekend