Gravesend Centre | Kent Adult Education



Centre information

The Gravesend Adult Education Centre is a large, red-brick Victorian building on the edge of Gravesend town centre. It is known locally as the "Victoria Centre" because of the statue of Queen Victoria that stands on the corner overlooking the town.

The Gravesend Centre is equipped with a Jewellery Workshop, which includes the specialist tools you will need to create beautiful ‘show-stopper’ pieces in silver and other metals, a Pottery Workshop and a Fitness Studio for the many fantastic Pay As You Go courses that the Gravesend centre offers.

There is a focus on Fitness and Wellbeing in Gravesend with a good range of courses that are all about you and your wellbeing. The centre is just 2 mins walk from the Train Station.

Victoria Centre Darnley Road
DA11 0RX




Disabled access and facilities. Please note, our stair lift is currently unavailable, we are working to get this rectified asap. If you are concerned about accessibility for your course, please call 03000 41 22 22 to discuss your requirements.


Getting there

Public Transport

Gravesend train station is just a 2 minute walk from the centre.

Local buses stop just outside the centre.

Parking Information

Nearest Parking: Parking on site for blue badge holders only. Please note that from 3rd April 2016 parking will be unavailable on Rathmore Road as per a council led improvement scheme which is expected to last around 18 months.

The nearest Car Park is now at the Thamesgate Multi-storey in Clive Road. There are also plenty of back-up car parks within Gravesend town centre such as West Street at the bottom of the hill by the roundabout.

Parking Costs: 8am-6pm up to 1 hour £0.80, Up to 3 hours £1.50, Up to 4 hours £2.00, Over 4 hours £6.50. Parking free after 6pm.

Opening times

During term time the office hours are as follows:

Monday to Wednesday 9am to 9pm (Courses run until 9:30pm)
 Thursday  9am to 5pm  
Friday 9am to 4pm

Outside term time the centre will open during the following times:

Monday to Thursday  9am to 5pm
Friday  9am to 4pm

 Saturday opening times vary, depending on what courses are running.