Founded in 1857, the Kent Archaeological Society has following objectives:
The Society’s interests are not confined to fieldwork. Its objectives cover archaeology and local history in the widest sense. They include historic buildings, genealogy, industrial archaeology and local history.
Update - Maidstone Museum
Maidstone Museum has made the following announcement:
Following the latest advice from the Government, Maidstone Borough Council has taken the difficult decision to close Maidstone Museum with immediate effect.
All Museum events and activities are also cancelled until further notice.
We are sorry to disappoint our residents and visitors, but will be in touch with ticketholders as soon as possible.
If you have any enquiries about the Museum, the collections, or need to speak to a member of staff, please contact
The KAS collections and facilities at the Museum will therefore also be unvailable until further notice in-line with other KAS activities, meetings and groups.
Dear members and friends
The Kent Archaeological Society is continuing to follow and monitor official guidance from the UK Government and Public Health England carefully. It is of vital importance for us to ensure that any and all procedures are in place to support the health and well-being of our volunteers and membership.
With immediate effect all meetings, events, conferences and forums are cancelled. This means that the forthcoming Annual General Meeting in May is cancelled as well as all meetings of Council and the Committees. The Library and our facilities in Marsham Street are now shut and there will be no 2020 season on the Lees Court Estate. Archaeologia Cantiana and Newsletters will be produced as and when practicable.
We would encourage all members and affiliated groups to be mindful of up-to-date official guidance to minimise the spread of the virus particularly at meetings and events that they organise themselves.
Please also check the KAS website for continuous updates on local and Society events as and when further information is received or guidance issued.
Meanwhile please continue to follow official guidance on keeping yourselves and others safe.