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Address: Ospringe Street, Ospringe, Faversham, England
Phone Number: +44 1795 534542
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Worth popping in if your in the area.

Water Lane is a lovely walk and if you like Churches one is just down the road and the Ship Pub oposite the Maison Dieu is nice for a drink and some food.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 June 2016
honeypotkat
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Kent England
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Firstly it's important to time your visit as the museum is only open 6 hours a week on Sat and Sun afternoons - no doubt this is because it relies on volunteers who on this occasion were very friendly and helpful. This is a slightly quirky museum, it reminds me of what museums were like when I was a child... More 

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Kent England
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119 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Water Lane is a lovely walk and if you like Churches one is just down the road and the Ship Pub oposite the Maison Dieu is nice for a drink and some food.

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Thank honeypotkat
Faversham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

Great history, the Lady tour guides were charming and had so much information about Maison Dieu and the surrounding houses/town.

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Thank C M
Faversham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

We have lived in the local area for the best part of a decade and never got round to visiting despite being intrigued by the quirky building. Inside is quite bare but full of interesting facts before you have even passed the entrance. Such significance in British history as well as local history and stories of the community. My young... More 

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Thank Mrsgrr
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

This fascinating medieval building is owned and run by the local community but is in the guardianship of English Heritage. Its history is brought to life by an excellent introduction by a knowledgeable local volunteer, who also provides a useful leaflet and a room-by-room guide. Upstairs, there is an impressive museum of local finds - again, put together by local... More 

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Kent, England, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
60 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

Maison Dieu (House of God) is on the A2 in Faversham, Kent. It has been a Royal lodge commissioned by Henry III, monastery,hospital, retirement home & hostel over the years. Maison Dieu became a grade 2 listed building in 1950.Now it is run by English Heritage. Its quite a small building and you can see everything in under one hour,... More 

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1 Thank KentEnglandLife
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

Maison dieu or house of God is the remains of an important pilgrim resting complex, for those journeying to Canterbury. It is sited by the side of the main road, and only survived due to the dedication of local people . Now in the care of English Heritage the site houses a small museum with informative panels and photos. We... More 

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2014 via mobile

Visited here on one of their open days, its a very quirky little place, rich with history. Lots of little unknown facts - for example the road by the side of it was once a stream! Worth a visit, lovely volunteers too.

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Thank Lpriestman
london
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233 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2013

It's so interesting and such an honour to walk round such an old building and share its history. An experience greatly enhanced by the enthusiasm of the lady in charge Thank you

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Thank skinsid
Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2012

An interesting little museum, full of a miscellany of interesting objects. Well worth a visit. Lots of different rooms house artifacts from many different eras.

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