Tunbridge Wells Centre | Kent Adult Education


Tunbridge Wells

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 . . .

Will be moving to a different location on a temporary basis, while the new Cultural Hub is being developed. Negotiations are underway with several buildings in the district. Despite the temporary move in the new year, we anticipate running all our normal courses without interruption. We are looking forward to continuing to deliver our courses and moving into the new Cultural Hub when it is ready. Please check back for updates . . . .

Tunbridge Wells Adult Education Centre

Monson Road
Tunbridge Wells,

Email: twellsaec@kent.gov.uk


Disabled access and facilities

 Cafe/Refreshments - Nicoletta’s café’ is now open with amazing food and specials every day as well as breakfast, lunch and coffees.


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 - 9pm (Courses run until 9:30pm)
Friday 8:15am - 4:30pm

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

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

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