The former Poor Priests' Hospital

The Marlowe Kit in Canterbury

The Marlowe Kit opened in April 2019 with a free exhibition, Kent’s Remarkable Writers. It focuses on Christopher Marlowe, Aphra Behn and Joseph Conrad. Contact The Marlowe Theatre, The Friars, Canterbury CT1 2AS, tel 01227 787787

Part of the Marlowe exhibition
Part of the Marlowe exhibition

The Kit is housed in the 12th century former Poor Priests Hospital, and is both child- and adult-friendly. There are opportunities to interact with some of the exhibits through immersive activities such as trying on Elizabethan-style clothing, and watching presentations.

Marlowe's Ghost Escape Room
Marlowe’s Ghost Escape Room

The Kit houses an escape room called Marlowe’s Ghost. This is a race against time to escape from a locked room by deciphering clues.

The former Poor Priests' Hospital
The former Poor Priests’ Hospital

The Marlowe Kit

The Marlowe Kit Opens

The Marlowe Kit has finally opened. On April 6th, it opened to the public with a free exhibition entitled “Kent’s Remarkable Writers” which focuses on three of Kent’s most distinguished writers: Christopher Marlowe, Aphra Behn and Joseph Conrad.

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