Tunbridge Wells Adult Education Centre


Tunbridge Wells

Centre information

Built in 1902 in the Art Nouveau style, the original building was designed by well-known architect Henry T Hare. An English architect, he designed several distinguished buildings, including the Renaissance Revival Town Hall, Oxford (1893-7), with Elizabethan gables derived from Kirby Hall, Northants.

The current listed building is 3 storeys built of red brick with 3 immense stone dormer windows on 2nd floor. There are 7 casement windows and 3 large bays on the first floor. Above this floor is an amazing enriched frieze and round headed doorcase with curved open pediment with shell and scroll. An attractive base for learning in the heart of the community and in the town.

Tunbridge Wells Adult Education Centre
Monson Road
Tunbridge Wells,


Disabled access and facilities

 Cafe/Refreshments - Currently closed until further notice, see below.


The café franchise at Tunbridge Wells Adult Education Centre has become vacant as of immediate effect. We are seeking interested parties to take on this franchise in this busy centre.

The café is a key part of our service offering a variety of refreshments and snacks to students, staff and external visitors.  The operating times will include both daytime, evenings and occasional weekends but it is not expected that the café will be open during holiday periods such as half term or summer breaks. A basic food hygiene certificate is required.

For further information about this franchise please contact Mark Easton on telephone: 03000 416000 or email: mark.easton@kent.gov.uk    

Closing date for applications is 16 September 2016.


Getting there

Parking Information

Nearest Parking: Crescent Road
Parking Costs: Up to 1 hour - £1.20, up to 3 hours - £3.20, up to 5 hours - £5.00. Parking is chargeable between 8.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Saturday and 10.00am to 5.00pm on Sundays.

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 be 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.