Eurotunnel 25 Years On

Exclusively at Folkestone Museum

14th Sept 2019 – 7th Mar 2020

Folkestone Museum is pleased to present ‘Eurotunnel 25 Years On’ in our temporary exhibition space.  The Exhibition explores the History of the Channel Tunnel bringing together original artefacts from the archaeological digs, documentary photographs and an insight into the creation of the wildlife reserve, Samphire Hoe.


The Worshipful Town Mayor of Folkestone, Jackie Meade said: ‘I’m very pleased that Eurotunnel decided to choose Folkestone Museum to show this exclusive exhibition to celebrate their 25th Anniversary. The opening of the Channel Tunnel was a major moment in this Towns great history and this exhibition will help tell the story to local people and visitors alike.’


In 2017 Folkestone Museum reopened in the newly restored Town Hall on Guildhall Street in the heart of Folkestone.  Folkestone Town Council was awarded £1.9 million of Heritage Lottery Funding to create a wonderful new permanent home for Folkestone’s fascinating heritage and art collections.  Throughout the year lots of work goes on behind the scenes to bring you more workshops, events and exhibitions to suit all the family.


Folkestone Museum is generously funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, Queen Victoria Memorial Foundation, Arts Council England, Roger de Haan Charitable Trust, South East Museums, Kent County Council, and Roland Cruickshanks Foundation.


Admission to Folkestone Museum is free of charge but as a not-for-profit organisation we do rely on donations to maintain free admission. Donation boxes are situated on both floors of the museum and we recommend a minimum donation of £2.00 per visit.