Romney Marsh Visitor Centre is a wonderful place, just off the A259 between New Romney and St Mary’s Bay.
It’s run by Kent Wildlife Trust, and has fascinating displays depicting the region’s natural and social history and opportunities to discover explore and learn about the Romney Marsh’s unique landscape.
Light refreshments are served in the café, and friendly, knowledgeable volunteers can offer information and guidance on what to visit and see in the area. There is a gift shop with local crafts, cards, wildlife information and maps of the area on sale, and locally sourced plants produce and preserves are always available.
The Visitor Centre building itself is an award winning eco-friendly building with many interesting and sustainable features.
There is an art gallery with exhibitions by local artists throughout the summer, in a separate building called The Art Shack. The exhibitions can be viewed any time the Visitor Centre is open.
There are gentle walks and picnic areas around the grounds and gardens with a boardwalk over the seasonal ponds to the reconstructed Lookers Hut, and views across the Romney Marsh, and also access to the sign-posted trails around the Romney Warren Country Park (managed by the Romney Marsh Countryside Partnership) which is situated beside the visitor centre.
Landmark were asked to develop a range of signage that would increase awareness of the resources available, and increase footfall through the Centre. We worked with Kent Wildlife Trust and after discussion with the stakeholders the scheme was developed. Digitally printed white aluminium signs were installed on the main road for maximum visibility and ease of maintenance, then the car park area and beyond is in English oak with engraved text and aluminium inserts.
Do call in for a coffee if you are passing, the Centre number is 01797 369487 and the address is Dymchurch Road, New Romney, Kent, TN28 8AY.