Tonbridge & Malling Centre | Kent Adult Education


Tonbridge & Malling

Centre information

The Tonbridge Centre takes the form of two buildings, next to each other on Avebury Avenue right in the Town Centre. The creative classrooms are located on the top floors of a spacious 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 this provides good quality classrooms and a dedicated centre for English and maths.

The Tonbridge Adult Education Centre specialises in Art and Craft courses and has a fine reputation for Stained Glass, Sugarcraft, Floristry, Silversmithing, Jewellery, and Cookery. Students at Tonbridge often hold displays of their work in the small Gallery space on the ground floor.

Strengths in Tonbridge are Languages, Creative Writing and the Fitness and Wellbeing Programme.

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 9am - 9pm (Courses run until 9:30pm)
Friday 9am to 4:30pm

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

Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm
Friday 9am to 4:30pm

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