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Tunbridge Wells Cultural and Learning Hub

Back in June we held the RIBA stage 2 consultation of the concept designs for the Cultural & Learning Hub.

You can now read the final consultation report, we would like to thank you for your feedback and help in shaping the designs at this stage.

Next Steps

The consultation responses are being used to help refine the design of the building for the proposed Tunbridge Wells Cultural & Learning Hub. This report will be presented to the Project Board, Project Group, Architects and Interpretation Designer. The project team will present findings of the consultation in a ‘you said, we did’ display in the foyer of the Museum & Library building.

The next stages of the project are as follows:

  • Submission of Heritage Lottery Fund stage 2 funding bid in December 2017
  • Decision from Arts Council England due December 2017
  • Planning application submitted November 2017
  • Planning Application Decision January 2018
  • Decision from Heritage Lottery Fund due April 2018

If the funding applications are successful, work will begin on site in Spring 2019. With both the Adult Education Centre and Museum & Library buildings being closed to the public, and an interim service provided at another location. It is estimated that construction will take two years, with the new site opening in 2021.

Tunbridge Wells Cultural & Learning Hub - Consultation Report Concept Designs (June – July 2017)

 The Tunbridge Wells Cultural & Learning Hub Development - Consultation overview

If you have any further questions, please email or call 01892 554171 and ask for the Project Co-ordinator.


We are looking for friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to join the Cultural & Learning Hub team!

To get involved, fill out our simple Volunteer Application Form and email it to the Project Co-ordinator, or post it to: Tunbridge Wells Museum & Art Gallery, Civic Centre, Mount Pleasant, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 1JN.

Current volunteer opportunities:

Book Cleaning Volunteer (PDF File - 282.1 KB)

Cultural & Learning Hub Ambassador (PDF File - 221.1 KB)

Do you have a particular skill or profession? Could you volunteer your services? Please get in touch as we would love to hear from you.

The results of our Heritage Questionnaire are in!

Heritage Questionnaire infographic  (PDF File - 5.9 MB)

Hidden Heritage Trail

You can use this trail  to find out more about the hidden heritage of the Museum, Library and Adult Education Centre buildings. Designed by Hub

Ambassador volunteer, Suzie.

Do the trail

The logos for the organisations involved in creating the Cultural and Learning hub