Gravesham

Adult Education at the Victoria Centre, Gravesend

Gravesend Centre is a large imposing red brick Victorian Building on the edge of the town centre. Known locally as the "Victoria Centre" because of the statue of Queen Victoria which stands on the corner overlooking the town.

Presented in 1897/8 by a former Mayor, Mr G M Arnold, to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee. Built by Doulton of Lambeth, the original statue situated in the Borough Market House, was faulty and was replaced by the current one in Darnley Road.

Until the end of the 18th century Darnley Road was a country lane which lead through fields from the riverside settlement of Gravesend to the Dover to London stagecoach route. In the early 19th century the fields became market gardens and from the mid 19th century the rural setting was transformed by the suburban expansion of Gravesend.

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See the new 2013/14 programme now available for booking in Gravesend

Centre Facilities


Disabled access and facilities




Cafe/Refreshments



Parking Information

Nearest Parking: Rathmore Road
Parking Costs: Parking on site is for blue badge holders only

Opening Hours

During term time the Centre will be open during the following hours;

Monday to Thursday 08:15 to 21:00
Friday 08:15 to 17:00

Where to find us

Victoria Centre
Darnley Road
Gravesend
DA11 0RX

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Other Venues;

Meopham School, Wrotham Road, Meopham, Kent, DA13 0AH
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