Tonbridge Adult Education Centre


Tonbridge & Malling

Centre information

The Centre operates from two buildings, on Avebury Avenue, the first being housed in a Victorian structure built in 1890 as the Technical Institute and Free Library. The second building was purpose-built in conjunction with the University of Kent and was opened in 1984.

The Tonbridge Adult Education Centre specialises in Craft courses and has a fine reputation for Stained Glass, Sugarcraft, Floristry, Silversmithing, Jewellery, and Cookery. The centre is well equipped with Art and Craft studios  

Tonbridge Adult Education Centre

Avebury Avenue


Disabled access and facilities



Getting there

Parking Information

Nearest Parking: River Lawn
Parking Costs: Up to 30 minutes - £0.50, up to 3 hours - £2.30. Parking is chargeable between 8.00am to 6.00pm and parking is free for 23 hours for Blue Badge holders.


Opening times

During term time the office hours are as follows:

Monday to Thursday 8:15am to 9pm
Friday 8:15am to 5pm

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

Monday to Thursday 8:15am to 5:30pm
Friday 8:15am to 5pm

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