Skip to main content
Tonbridge Adult Education Centre


The Tonbridge Adult Education centre operates from adjoining buildings on Avebury Avenue; one is a Victorian structure built in 1890 as the Technical Institute and Free Library with an amazing art room. The second, newer building was opened in 1984.

The centre specialises in Craft courses and has a reputation for high-quality Stained Glass, Sugarcraft, Floristry, Silversmithing and Jewellery. We also offer Language, Wellbeing and History courses, as well as English and Maths. This year we are expanding our programme in Tonbridge, with the addition of new classrooms and facilities.

Tonbridge Adult Education centre will re-open on 14th September. We are continuing to review which services and courses can be delivered within a Covid-19 safe environment.
Please be aware that some courses attributed to this centre are still being delivered in a real time, online environment. Please check the location in the course description before enrolling to confirm where your course will be taking place.
Several changes have been made to the Tonbridge Adult Education centre to make it Covid-19 secure.
- The installation of sanitiser stations
- New instructional signage
- The use of spatial surveys to ensure that social distancing can be maintained
- The installation of screens where appropriate
- The implementation of a test and trace system

Read our Guide for Learners - Learning Safely with Kent Adult Education.

Opening times

During term time the office hours are as follows:

Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm

Outside term time the office hours are as follows:

Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm

Getting there

Nearest parking:

River Lawn Road

Alternative parking is available at Angel West car park.

Parking costs:

Up to 30 minutes - £0.50, up to 3 hours - £2.30. Parking is chargeable between 8am and 6pm and parking is free for 23 hours for Blue Badge holders.


  • Disabled access and facilities
  • Café/refreshments

Centre information

Find us

Avebury Avenue

Get in touch

Contact Us

Cookie Policy

E-newsletter sign up

Fill out the form below to sign up to emailer. You’ll get the very latest news, events and new courses.