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Faversham Charters & Magna Carta Exhibition

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Faversham Charters & Magna Carta

Faversham has a magnificent series of royal charters granted to the town by successive English monarchs.

The earliest surviving Faversham charter dates from the reign of Henry II in 1252, followed by eighteen more granted by 1685. Most of these were carefully kept.
For a town of its size, the charter collection of Faversham is one of the finest anywhere in England.

In the exhibition room you will see a selection of them, including an example of Magna Carta, one of the most celebrated documents in English history. Also on display are other documents, maps and artefacts that have been preserved here in the town for many centuries.

What's on display

  • Faversham’s earliest common seal 1295
  • Magna Carta 1300
  • Henry IV’s illuminated charter, 1408
  • Henry VIII’s charter
  • The Custumal Book
  • The Common Horn
  • The Oyster Fishery Maps

For further information visit:


Admission: Free


The Town Hall
12 Market Place



ME13 7AE



Opening Times

Opening Times Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10am to 4pm Sunday 10am to 1pm For group bookings please ring 01795 503286 for further information.

Gift shop
Groups welcome
Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs and Registered Assistance Dogs welcome
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