The Marlowe
The Marlowe Kit Project

The Marlowe Kit Project

The Kit is housed in a wonderful twelfth century building on Stour Street and has been the home of our programme of creative and learning activity with young people and the community since 2017.

Over 2,000 young people and 800 school children have taken part in activity over the last four years in this inspirational building.

The East Kent Pioneering Places Project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, enabled us to pilot and test new and innovative ways to bring heritage to life for young people, through an exhibition, escape room and schools workshops in The Marlowe Kit.

Our ambition is to now transform The Kit into The Marlowe Learning Centre, by restoring and reimagining this historic Grade 1 listed building and creating a new state-of-the-art learning studio.

To help us develop these plans for The Kit’s future, we have been consulting with the young people who make work there and the communities that surround it.

Thanks to




Pioneering Places East Kent was supported by

Logo for Heritage Lottery FundLogo for Kent County CouncilLogo for Canterbury Christ Church UniversityLogo for Historic England