Kent Mining Heritage Foundation (KMHF) is a registered charity (charity no. 1165403) working in partnership with Betteshanger Park, Hadlow Group, Aylesham and Elvington & Eythorne Heritage Centres to collect care and promote East Kent’s coal mining heritage.
The project has received a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £1.3m for development and operation of the Kent Mining Museum.
On announcement of the grant, Stuart McLeod, Head of HLF South East, said: “Kent’s mining heritage isn’t as well-known as other parts of the country but it was of national importance and changed the social and economic make-up of the region. East Kent is the only coalfield without its own regional museum and our committee felt that this project is a fitting way to celebrate and preserve this industrial past.”