The Heritage Centre is located in the Parish Office next to the village school in the High Street. The Centre has recently been refurbished and shows many aspects of village life and history from pre-historic times to the twentieth century including a ‘time-line’ and many historical artifacts. There are regularly-changing displays. The most recent is a history of the village school.
Permanent exhibits include a model of Otford Palace and information about the pioneering aviator, Percy Pitcher. There is a small reference library and if you are undertaking local research we may be able to direct you to useful sources. Other information is available at Sevenoaks Library and the County Records Office in Maidstone.
There is also a small sales area where you can purchase copies of books about the history of Otford and neighbouring villages published by the historical society and other publishers, postcards and greeting cards by local photographer Jane Mucklow and other reminders of your visit.
The Heritage Centre is open on weekday mornings from 09:00 to 12:00h and at weekends from 14:30 to 16:30h.