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The Powell Cotton Museum

The Powell-Cotton Museum is an independent charity responsible for a nationally significant collection of world cultures and natural history.

The Museum is located in seven acres of beautiful, informal gardens including; lawns, herbaceous borders, a woodland walk, and a historic Walled Garden.  A Victorian mansion house, the home of the Powell-Cottons, completes the site.
Often called a ‘hidden gem’ this small museum offers visitors outstanding animal dioramas, accessible exhibitions, and innovative programming.  Founded by Percy Powell-Cotton, Edwardian explorer, collector, and naturalist, his overarching mission was to ‘bring the world to Birchington’ and educate and enrich the lives of the local community.  Visitors of all ages are encouraged to engage with stories of one man’s extensive travels through African and Asia, living and working with indigenous peoples.
From 28th to 31st May, enjoy the workshop ‘Mini Beasts and Where to Find Them’. Discover the ‘mini beasts’ living in the Gardens and make a wooden mini beast motel.