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Lydd Town Museum

Lydd Town Museum was created in 1979 to reflect the uniqueness of Lydd and to gather as much information as possible about this historic town and the area in which it is located. The museum reflects much of the history of the area and offers an interesting insight into what is a fascinating part of Kent.

The museum caters for many subjects of historical interest, including the Fire Service, the Army and the Royal Flying Corps, Lighthouses, Fishing at Dungeness, Farming and many of the other local activities and events that have taken place in and around Lydd.

The Museum is run entirely by volunteers and is under the custody and control of the charity The Friends of Lydd. 

The museum has a new exhibit for 2016 - Queen Elizabeth II and costumes through her Reign

Group Visits

From Easter to the end of October 2016, we are offering conducted tours of the Museum, (up to a maximum of 30 people,) at a cost of £1 per adult. The tour will take 60 to 90 minutes with guides providing additional information on the various exhibits.

Lydd Town Museum

If you would like to book a weekday or evening tour, please contact us as below.

How To Find Us

The Lydd Town Museum is located at:

The Old Fire Station
Queen Street
Lydd Town
TN29 9HL

For further information, or to make an appointment, please contact:

telephone icon 01797 366566    Email icon Email

Opening Hours (2016)

The Museum will be open from 2:30 pm until 5:00 pm on the following dates in 2016:



Easter - March 26th, 27th and 28th
May Day - April 30th, May 1st and 2nd
May - 28th, 29th and 30th
Lydd Club Day - June 18th
Daily from July 24th until September 25th
Then week-ends only until October 30th

But we will open additionally for booked groups. Please contact us as above.

Entry Fee

There is no entry fee to the Lydd Town Museum, but donations are gratefully received

For more information please visit the Lydd Town Museum website.

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Lydd Town Museum

Guded Town Walks

Guided walks of Lydd explaning its history take place in 2016 on Wednesdays 5 and 19 August  and 2 September. 

Walks can also be undertaken on any Wednesday from 27 July to 21 September if booked a week in advance. 

Guided walks can be undertaken on other dates by arrangement. School and youth parties are undertaken by appointment at no charge.

The walks start the Parish Church of All Saints at 2pm. It takes about 2 hours and ends at the museum. There is a charge of £2.00 per person (accompanied children go free.)

To book, please  telephone icon 01797 366566    Email icon Email us.

Lydd Guided Walks