Faversham, mentioned in The Domesday Book and the oldest market town in Kent, possesses a magnificent collection of charters, including a 1300 Magna Carta, the last reissue of King Edward I’s seal.
Faversham will host ‘Magna Carta Rediscovered’ from 23 May to 28 June 2015, with its 1300 Magna Carta as the centrepiece. While in the town, the exhibition will incorporate the Faversham Charter Collection, a display of royal charters presented to Faversham between 1252 and 1685, many of which recognise the special status of the town as a member of the Cinque Ports Federation.
Whilst in the area:
Packed with history, located on a creek and with one of Britain’s finest medieval streets, Faversham is home to Britain’s oldest brewer, Shepherd Neame. Enjoy a brewery tour, visit the Fleur de Lis Heritage Museum and Faversham Market on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.