Saturday 17th to Sunday 25th August 2024

Many events are planned for Open Faversham 2024 and details are being added to the web site as and when the details are finalised with the organisers. There are also some events taking place prior to or after the main Open Faversham week in August, and these are also added as and when they are finalised.

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St Mary of Charity
‘Think that the WI ( Women’s Institute ) is all about Jam and Jerusalem still?" Come and visit ‘A Year in the Life of Faversham Gunpowder WI' in St Mary’s of Charity during Open Faversham…
Sat, 17 Aug,  09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
A self-guided walk between the 4 Church of England churches in Faversham. A map and detailed route will be available at each church for a small donation. Each of the churches will be open for…
Sat, 17 Aug,  10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Faversham Recreation Ground
‘Celebrate natural heritage. Search for bugs and create a clay creature to take home.’ Meet at Anna Outdoors flag by the lodge or, if the weather is unfavourable, at the community room in the pavilion…
Sat, 17 Aug,  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
confirmation_number £0.00
Purifier Building
Headquarters of the Faversham Creek Trust and once part of the town’s Gas Works, which originally held the meters for gas before feeding into the gasometers where the old supermarket now stands. Restored entirely by…
Sat, 17 Aug,  10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
All Saints Church, Graveney
The Friends of All Saints’ Church are arranging a history of Goodnestone & Graveney event which features both villages since their naming in approximately AD 900. It includes the history of All Saints’ Church, St…
Sat, 17 Aug,  10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
St Mary of Charity
Come and join us at St Mary of Charity church where we have a range of interesting things for you to see and do. We have on display the original Faversham Ward Mote Book, this…
Sat, 17 Aug,  10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Ospringe Church
Church open from 10 to 4pm. Guided tours at 10, 11, 1pm, 3pm.
Sat, 17 Aug,  10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Visitor Information Centre
In the exhibition room at 12 Market Place, Faversham Charters will have several photo opportunities: -Stocks with medieval scene behind -Holes for your head in a photo board showing King John signing Magna Carta -Life…
Sat, 17 Aug,  10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Ospringe Church
There will be 4 guided tours during the day. These will start at 10am, 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. Each tour will take approximately 30 minutes. We will look at the art, stained glass, monuments etc.…
Sat, 17 Aug,  10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Faversham Creek Quayside
REPERTOR is a fully operational traditional Thames Sailing Barge, typical of those which used to trade up Faversham Creek for centuries. Built in 1924 and carrying 140 tons of cargo, REPERTOR traded until the 1970s;…
Sat, 17 Aug,  11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Fleur de Lis Museum
Come and see some of the items that FSARG (Faversham Society Archaeological Research Group) have found on their digs in and around the local area. Our friendly archaeologists will explain what they are and where…
Sat, 17 Aug,  11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Fleur de Lis Museum
Covering world and local history from the early 19th century onwards. You can have a look through the reports of major world events as they happened. Just as fascinating are local stories that tell the…
Sat, 17 Aug,  11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Chart Gunpowder Mill
Part of the Home Works, come and have a look around the mill remains. It would have provided gunpowder for the Battles of Trafalgar and Waterloo and was an important asset in the town. Free…
Sat, 17 Aug,  02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
The Guildhall
The Mayor of Faversham, Cllr Josh Rowlands and the previous Mayor, Cllr Trevor Martin will talk about Faversham Treasures including the Mayoral Chain and the Maces. Question and answer session after the talk. FREE EVENT
Sat, 17 Aug,  02:00 PM
confirmation_number £0.00
Doddington Village Hall
An afternoon singing workshop. Songs from 1974! Come and join Lissie & Christine for an afternoon of songs. Both very experienced in leading choirs and singing groups. All songs will be taught by ear. No…
Sat, 17 Aug,  02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
The Guildhall
The Mayor of Faversham, Cllr Josh Rowlands and the previous Mayor, Cllr Trevor Martin will talk about Faversham Treasures including the Mayoral Chain and the Maces. Question and answer session after the talk. FREE EVENT
Sat, 17 Aug,  03:30 PM
confirmation_number £0.00
St Mary of Charity
In 1966 Kent County Council wanted to build an inner ring road for lorries that would have devastated the centre of our beautiful town. This live musical presentation by Geoff Sandiford and Dominic Abrams looks…
Sat, 17 Aug,  07:00 PM
confirmation_number Starting £0.00
St Mary of Charity
‘Think that the WI ( Women’s Institute ) is all about Jam and Jerusalem still?" Come and visit ‘A Year in the Life of Faversham Gunpowder WI' in St Mary’s of Charity during Open Faversham…
Sun, 18 Aug,  09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Faversham Recreation Ground
‘Arts and crafts to explore the Rec.’ Use natural materials to celebrate the sporting heritage of the Recreation Ground. Meet at Anna Outdoors flag by the lodge or, if the weather is unfavourable, at the…
Sun, 18 Aug,  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
confirmation_number £0.00
The Old Grammar School
FREE EVENT. This former Elizabethan Grammar School, built in 1587, now used by local Masonic Lodges, will be open to the public for two days. Pre-booking is not required. Images courtesy of Margaret Ramsay -
Sun, 18 Aug,  10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Visitor Information Centre
In the exhibition room at 12 Market Place, Faversham Charters will have several photo opportunities: -Stocks with medieval scene behind -Holes for your head in a photo board showing King John signing Magna Carta -Life…
Sun, 18 Aug,  11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Faversham Creek Quayside
REPERTOR is a fully operational traditional Thames Sailing Barge, typical of those which used to trade up Faversham Creek for centuries. Built in 1924 and carrying 140 tons of cargo, REPERTOR traded until the 1970s;…
Sun, 18 Aug,  11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
All Saints Church, Graveney
The Friends of All Saints’ Church are arranging a history of Goodnestone & Graveney event which features both villages since their naming in approximately AD 900. It includes the history of All Saints’ Church, St…
Sun, 18 Aug,  12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
St Mary of Charity
‘Think that the WI ( Women’s Institute ) is all about Jam and Jerusalem still?" Come and visit ‘A Year in the Life of Faversham Gunpowder WI' in St Mary’s of Charity during Open Faversham…
Mon, 19 Aug,  09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
St Mary of Charity
The Kent Archaeological Society (KAS) will be attending Open Faversham on the 19th, 21st and 23rd August. The team will bring along a selection of our archaeological and archival collections which we have the privilege…
Mon, 19 Aug,  10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
All Saints Church, Graveney
The Friends of All Saints’ Church are arranging a history of Goodnestone & Graveney event which features both villages since their naming in approximately AD 900. It includes the history of All Saints’ Church, St…
Mon, 19 Aug,  10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Visitor Information Centre
In the exhibition room at 12 Market Place, Faversham Charters will have several photo opportunities: -Stocks with medieval scene behind -Holes for your head in a photo board showing King John signing Magna Carta -Life…
Mon, 19 Aug,  10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Shepherd Neame Brewery
Shepherd Neame Brewery is England’s oldest Brewery, It has been operating on the same site, producing the same product and owned by four families since at least 1573. Once again this year the front of…
Mon, 19 Aug,  10:30 AM - 04:00 PM
All Saints Church, Graveney
A talk on the History of All Saints’ Church Graveney. Also a chance to look at an exhibition on the history of both Goodnestone and Graveney villages. When did the name Graveney first appear in…
Mon, 19 Aug,  07:00 PM
confirmation_number Starting £0.00
St Mary of Charity
‘Think that the WI ( Women’s Institute ) is all about Jam and Jerusalem still?" Come and visit ‘A Year in the Life of Faversham Gunpowder WI' in St Mary’s of Charity during Open Faversham…
Tue, 20 Aug,  09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Visitor Information Centre
In the exhibition room at 12 Market Place, Faversham Charters will have several photo opportunities: -Stocks with medieval scene behind -Holes for your head in a photo board showing King John signing Magna Carta -Life…
Tue, 20 Aug,  10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Shepherd Neame Brewery
Shepherd Neame Brewery is England’s oldest Brewery, It has been operating on the same site, producing the same product and owned by four families since at least 1573. Once again this year the front of…
Tue, 20 Aug,  10:30 AM - 04:00 PM
The Guildhall
A talk by Griselda Mussett Faversham’s many esteemed history books are no exception in excluding women from their accounts. The few women who get mentioned are either royal or notorious. But we know that’s not…
Tue, 20 Aug,  11:00 AM
confirmation_number £0.00
Faversham Umbrella Centre
Learn to edit Wikipedia, one of the ten most visited websites in the world! As part of Open Faversham, Wikimedia UK are running a pair of workshops about Wikipedia. They will cover how Wikipedia works…
Tue, 20 Aug,  02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
confirmation_number £0.00
The Alexander Centre
A talk by journalist and former editor of our local paper, Christine Rayner. In this digital age, Christine's entertaining talk will explain how our ancestors heard the local news of the past. Free for Faversham…
Tue, 20 Aug,  07:00 PM
St Mary of Charity
‘Think that the WI ( Women’s Institute ) is all about Jam and Jerusalem still?" Come and visit ‘A Year in the Life of Faversham Gunpowder WI' in St Mary’s of Charity during Open Faversham…
Wed, 21 Aug,  09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Visitor Information Centre
In the exhibition room at 12 Market Place, Faversham Charters will have several photo opportunities: -Stocks with medieval scene behind -Holes for your head in a photo board showing King John signing Magna Carta -Life…
Wed, 21 Aug,  10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Faversham Umbrella Centre
Learn to edit Wikipedia, one of the ten most visited websites in the world! As part of Open Faversham, Wikimedia UK are running a pair of workshops about Wikipedia. They will cover how Wikipedia works…
Wed, 21 Aug,  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
confirmation_number £0.00
Faversham Almshouses
FREE EVENT - Come and enjoy a leisurely walk around the beautiful grounds of Faversham Almshouses and visit the Almshouse Chapel, built in 1863. Tea and coffee will be available. Pre-booking is not required.
Wed, 21 Aug,  10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
St Mary of Charity
The Kent Archaeological Society (KAS) will be attending Open Faversham on the 19th, 21st and 23rd August. The team will bring along a selection of our archaeological and archival collections which we have the privilege…
Wed, 21 Aug,  10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Shepherd Neame Brewery
Shepherd Neame Brewery is England’s oldest Brewery, It has been operating on the same site, producing the same product and owned by four families since at least 1573. Once again this year the front of…
Wed, 21 Aug,  10:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Fleur de Lis Museum
Come and see some of the items that FSARG (Faversham Society Archaeological Research Group) have found on their digs in and around the local area. Our friendly archaeologists will explain what they are and where…
Wed, 21 Aug,  11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Fleur de Lis Museum
Covering world and local history from the early 19th century onwards. You can have a look through the reports of major world events as they happened. Just as fascinating are local stories that tell the…
Wed, 21 Aug,  11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Faversham Swing Bridge
View the creek from a different perspective! Opportunity to row in a St Ayles skiff (a wooden, fixed-seat, four-person rowing boat) that was built in Faversham.  Full support and advice both on and off the…
Wed, 21 Aug,  01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Visitor Information Centre
Join this guided walk to fully appreciate the old stones that have been used for paving our streets around the town and building some of the older houses. From Caen stone to different coloured granites,…
Wed, 21 Aug,  02:00 PM
St Mary of Charity
Shanties and Songs of the Sea - Upping The Shanty and Lowering The Tone give a concert at August 21st 7.30pm. St Mary of Charity Church. And chance to sing some shanties - a workshop…
Wed, 21 Aug,  06:00 PM - 09:15 PM
The Guildhall
Angela Websdale: I am in the process of completing my PhD on the wall paintings in the Thomas Becket Chapel, and am hoping to submit my thesis at the end of this summer (2024). I…
Wed, 21 Aug,  07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
St Mary of Charity
‘Think that the WI ( Women’s Institute ) is all about Jam and Jerusalem still?" Come and visit ‘A Year in the Life of Faversham Gunpowder WI' in St Mary’s of Charity during Open Faversham…
Thu, 22 Aug,  09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
St Mary of Charity
In 1865 to 1867 the Ordnance Survey published a map that is unsurpassed, both in its scale and detail. This map caught Faversham at a key moment in its development, about 10 years after the…
Thu, 22 Aug,  10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Visitor Information Centre
In the exhibition room at 12 Market Place, Faversham Charters will have several photo opportunities: -Stocks with medieval scene behind -Holes for your head in a photo board showing King John signing Magna Carta -Life…
Thu, 22 Aug,  10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Shepherd Neame Brewery
Shepherd Neame Brewery is England’s oldest Brewery, It has been operating on the same site, producing the same product and owned by four families since at least 1573. Once again this year the front of…
Thu, 22 Aug,  10:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Abbey Physic Community Garden
Come and Relax in the garden and enjoy food and drinks, (prices on the day) music and the beautiful garden. In addition to our 30th Anniversary, We will also be celebrating the town's anniversaries the…
Thu, 22 Aug,  05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
St Mary of Charity
‘Think that the WI ( Women’s Institute ) is all about Jam and Jerusalem still?" Come and visit ‘A Year in the Life of Faversham Gunpowder WI' in St Mary’s of Charity during Open Faversham…
Fri, 23 Aug,  09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
St Mary of Charity
In 1865 to 1867 the Ordnance Survey published a map that is unsurpassed, both in its scale and detail. This map caught Faversham at a key moment in its development, about 10 years after the…
Fri, 23 Aug,  10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
The Alexander Centre
Take a step back in time with Faversham Hop Festival. Learn a bit about the history of hop picking in Kent and how the traditions of hopping holidays led to the idea, and establishment, of…
Fri, 23 Aug,  10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
St Mary of Charity
The Kent Archaeological Society (KAS) will be attending Open Faversham on the 19th, 21st and 23rd August. The team will bring along a selection of our archaeological and archival collections which we have the privilege…
Fri, 23 Aug,  10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Visitor Information Centre
In the exhibition room at 12 Market Place, Faversham Charters will have several photo opportunities: -Stocks with medieval scene behind -Holes for your head in a photo board showing King John signing Magna Carta -Life…
Fri, 23 Aug,  10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Shepherd Neame Brewery
Shepherd Neame Brewery is England’s oldest Brewery, It has been operating on the same site, producing the same product and owned by four families since at least 1573. Once again this year the front of…
Fri, 23 Aug,  10:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Fleur de Lis Museum
Come and see some of the items that FSARG (Faversham Society Archaeological Research Group) have found on their digs in and around the local area. Our friendly archaeologists will explain what they are and where…
Fri, 23 Aug,  11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Fleur de Lis Museum
Covering world and local history from the early 19th century onwards. You can have a look through the reports of major world events as they happened. Just as fascinating are local stories that tell the…
Fri, 23 Aug,  11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Faversham Recreation Ground
Maximum 10 participants at any one time. Activity for all. Children under 16 must be supervised. Meet at the skate park in Faversham Rec anytime between 11am and 5pm on Friday 23rd August.
Fri, 23 Aug,  11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Faversham Swing Bridge
Have fun and take part in a rowing race on the creek! Timed races will start and finish near Faversham bridge. The start and finish line will be next to Town Quay. The course will…
Fri, 23 Aug,  02:45 PM - 05:15 PM
Faversham Recreation Ground
‘Discover the story of the Rec’ Join Ben Simon, Activity Coordinator, at the lodge for a stroll and chat about local heritage. Maximum 20 participants. Free family activity, suitable for kids aged 4+. All children…
Fri, 23 Aug,  04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
confirmation_number £0.00
Faversham Assembly Rooms
An illustrated talk by John Owen - Historic Interiors of Faversham 1450 to 1900 This talk will continue the theme of the evolution of Faversham houses presented last year at Open Faversham. It will explain…
Fri, 23 Aug,  07:00 PM
St Mary of Charity
‘Think that the WI ( Women’s Institute ) is all about Jam and Jerusalem still?" Come and visit ‘A Year in the Life of Faversham Gunpowder WI' in St Mary’s of Charity during Open Faversham…
Sat, 24 Aug,  09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
St Mary of Charity
In 1865 to 1867 the Ordnance Survey published a map that is unsurpassed, both in its scale and detail. This map caught Faversham at a key moment in its development, about 10 years after the…
Sat, 24 Aug,  10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
The Old Grammar School
FREE EVENT. This former Elizabethan Grammar School, built in 1587, now used by local Masonic Lodges, will be open to the public for two days. Pre-booking is not required. Images courtesy of Margaret Ramsay -
Sat, 24 Aug,  10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
St Mary of Charity
The sound of the Parish church bells is a familiar one across the town. Have you ever wanted to know how they are rung or even have a go? The bells, because of a generous…
Sat, 24 Aug,  10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
St Mary of Charity
Come and join us at St Mary of Charity church where we have a range of interesting things for you to see and do, which showcase some of the activities we do here. There will…
Sat, 24 Aug,  10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Visitor Information Centre
In the exhibition room at 12 Market Place, Faversham Charters will have several photo opportunities: -Stocks with medieval scene behind -Holes for your head in a photo board showing King John signing Magna Carta -Life…
Sat, 24 Aug
St Mary of Charity
The church organ has been played at St Mary of Charity for many years. It has a magnificent sound but very few people ever get the chance to play it. If you are experienced keyboard…
Sat, 24 Aug,  10:30 AM - 01:30 PM
confirmation_number £5.00
Fleur de Lis Museum
Come and see some of the items that FSARG (Faversham Society Archaeological Research Group) have found on their digs in and around the local area. Our friendly archaeologists will explain what they are and where…
Sat, 24 Aug,  11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Faversham Creek Quayside
REPERTOR is a fully operational traditional Thames Sailing Barge, typical of those which used to trade up Faversham Creek for centuries. Built in 1924 and carrying 140 tons of cargo, REPERTOR traded until the 1970s;…
Sat, 24 Aug,  11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Faversham Recreation Ground
‘Reimaging the long-lost bandstand’ Join artist Andy Evans at the lodge and help create a temporary artwork of the former Rec bandstand. Free family activity, suitable for kids aged 4+. All children under 16 must…
Sat, 24 Aug,  11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Fleur de Lis Museum
Covering world and local history from the early 19th century onwards. You can have a look through the reports of major world events as they happened. Just as fascinating are local stories that tell the…
Sat, 24 Aug,  11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Chart Gunpowder Mill
Part of the Home Works, come and have a look around the mill remains. It would have provided gunpowder for the Battles of Trafalgar and Waterloo and was an important asset in the town. Free…
Sat, 24 Aug,  02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Marsh Gunpowder Works
Faversham Lakes Heritage Hub, on the site of the historic Marsh Gunpowder Works. An illustrated talk in the Heritage Hub at Faversham Lakes, focussing on the habitat potential for birds, bats, mammals and other wildlife.…
Sat, 24 Aug,  02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
confirmation_number £0.00