Heritage Open Day

Bat & Ball Station

21 Sep 19 - 10:00 to 16:00

A free community event to discover more about the history of Bat & Ball Station


This year we are taking part in Heritage Open Days - England's largest festival of history and culture!

Earlier in 2019 Sevenoaks Town Council were proud to open Bat & Ball Station - a local heritage landmark for everyone to enjoy - with the help of a Heritage Lottery Fund grant.  This event is a celebration of the restoration and a chance to discover some of the stories about the people connected to the station.

Find out why Queen Victoria came to Bat & Ball Station and which other Royals visited.  Listen to costumed interpreters who will give half hour talks throughout the day, regarding the life and achievements of Victorian engineer Thomas Russell Crampton, who designed the rail lines around Bat & Ball.

Dress up like a Victorian or stamp your ticket! Take part in some railway inspired arts and craft activities and handle some station memorabilia and artefacts. Plus, there will be lots of old photos to see and a slide show of the refurbishment project, model trains and much more!

Complete your experience by taking a ride in a vintage bus from the station, up to Knole Park then on a round trip of Sevenoaks town to learn a little more about the surrounding area. Buses will be every half hour from 10:00 till 16:00 starting from Bat & Ball Station. Buses will stop at Knole Park once an hour from 10:00 till 16:00. Please check timetable for details.