Free parking is available to Gulbenkian customers after 5pm on weekdays and all day at weekends in any University car park.

For Gulbenkian customers attending events between Monday and Friday 8am to 5pm please park in the Visitor Pay and Display car parks on Campus.  £2 for 3 hours and £6 all day (8am-5pm).  The nearest Visitor Pay and Display is the Central Car Park (formerly known as Gulbenkian Car Park).

Please note when parking in the Giles Lane Car Park after 5pm weekdays & at weekends this is free. The car park barrier will lift automatically when a car approaches to allow access on entry and exit.

There are accessible bays located in the Central Visitor Car Park.

View the parking map

When attending events we strongly recommend customers to allow extra time to find your space and park in designated parking spaces only. Please be advised that yellow lines on campus are enforced and we advise customers to park in designated car parking spaces. Or use public transport if possible.

Coach and minibus parking

Safe, convenient drop off points are available close to the Gulbenkian.

Please let us know in advance how many vehicles/coaches and what size they are so that we can make the necessary arrangements on 01227 769075 or Please let us know if you have any special needs or access requirements.

Also from the Gulbenkian


ART31 takes its name from Article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of a Child, which states that ‘Children have the right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of cultural, artistic and other recreational activities’.

ART31 is a vision created with, by, and for young people in Kent, championing the belief that all children and young people have an entitlement to access high quality arts and culture, to empower them to achieve their creative potential, and to genuinely engage young people as equal partners in any decision making that affects them. The ART31 Youth Board is made up of young people from across Kent aged 13-25 who steer its governance, and influence policy and practice across the county and beyond, challenging the creative sector to examine existing ways of working and integrate young people into the core of their practice.

ART31 is supported by a network of cultural partners across the county, a number of whom have been inspired to adopt the ART31 ethos, including Pie Factory Music, Jasmin Vardimon Company and partners leading the Theatre31 project in Medway and Sheppey.

The ART31 Youth Board have had great success with programming and co-commissioning, working with a wide range of practitioners from across the cultural and creative industries. They have developed the ART31 manifesto and have challenged policymakers and enabled change so that more young people across the county, from a range of diverse backgrounds, can experience high quality arts and culture.

Below are our current projects and groups:

Our projects with young people