Tyrwhitt-Drake Museum of Carriages

Located on Mill Street in the centre of Maidstone, the Tyrwhitt-Drake Museum of Carriages offers an insight into the fascinating history of transport and is home to a unique collection of horse-drawn vehicles and transport curiosities. More than 60 vehicles are on display, ranging from grand carriages such as Queen Victoria’s State Landau, to antique sedan chairs and Victorian ‘growlers’.

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Items at "Tyrwhitt-Drake Museum of Carriages"

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Brouette

The Brouette is a rare carriage. This example has a standard Sedan Chair shaped body with a door at…

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Landau

A Landau of standard shape and proportions for a team of four horses, with a folding leather hood, S…

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Travelling Chariot

A travelling Chariot for a team of four horses. This is one of the earliest carriages in the collect…

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Travelling Coach

A Travelling Coach for a team of four or six horses in original unused condition. The coach has a co…

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Wagonette Omnibus

A Wagonette Omnibus for a pair or team of horses. Painted in brown, black an red with black lining a…

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American Gig

This gig was once a stylish lightweight carriage for pleasure driving with a single pony. It found i…

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Barouche

A carriage for taking pleasure drives in around parks with seating for two people. This Barouche has…

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Stanhope Gig

This carriage is exactly as a Stanhope Gig ought to be. The body has a Tilbury boot (vertical rear p…

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Demi-Mail Phaeton

A Demi-Mail Phaeton with an angular cut out in the body, a leather head and seats for the driver and…

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Bow Fronted Brougham

A Bow Fronted Brougham with an elegant curved profile. Painted green and black with blue box cloth u…

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Private Drag Coach

A very well appointed coach in original condition. There are a few unusual features such as the brac…

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Growler

A Growler for a single horse. This carriage was a working vehicle and has an angular profile and mai…

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Town Chariot

A splendid Chariot of standard proportions but with a little more embellishment. English coachb…

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Simgle Brougham

This is a Double Brougham of a quality build by one of the most prominent coachbuilder’s, Baker and…

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Children's Carriage

This baby carriage was reputedly built by sailors under the command of a member of the Ashburnham fa…

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Sleigh

This sleigh was owned by the Mannering family of Dover who purchased it second hand in 1900. &n…