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Margate Tudor House

King Street | Margate, Margate CT9 1QE, England
+44 1843 231213
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Such an interesting place

This building is the oldest building in Margate. It’s amazing to think that it’s still around after... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stella C
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Very interesting

Worth a look en route to the shell grotto. Very knowledgeable staff/volunteers there who loved to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jessicamrsread
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Margate, United Kingdom
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The Tudor house in Margate, thought to be one of the oldest of its kind in Kent, was open to the public on selected dates during the 2006 summer season.Situated in King Street, it was built around 1525 and is typical of many houses of that period. It’s believed that the Tudor House would have been one of the largest buildings in Thanet and would probably have belonged to a wealthy yeoman farmer. At the time of building, it would have stood close to the bank of the stream which ran down Dane Valley and entered the sea where Margate Harbour now is.The oldest deed can be traced back to 1802, when the Tudor House was a farmhouse owned by Francis Cobb. In 1815, the building was converted into three cottages and the lower part of the exterior of the Tudor House was plastered over, while inside the oak panelling was covered with wallpaper and the beams were plastered over.During the Second World War, the roof was damaged and vibration from bombs led to it tilting forwards. In 1951, restoration work started to return the house to its former glory, when the panelling was completely restored and the windows and doorframes were re-situated.
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King Street | Margate, Margate CT9 1QE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This building is the oldest building in Margate. It’s amazing to think that it’s still around after so many years. The visit is quick and pretty straight forward as there are only a few rooms (wooden stairs can be quite tricky if you’re not careful),...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a look en route to the shell grotto. Very knowledgeable staff/volunteers there who loved to share their knowledge and were also good at getting the kids involved, playing dress up with the tudor clothes etc. There was live music upstairs when we went which...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

Amazing house so full of character thank you to Barry and his colleague for a lovely day very memorable Heidi terry Toby and Harry

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

This beautiful Tudor property stands out. It was built when Henry Vlll was on the throne and it is very evocative of that era. One room was dedicated to the food eaten at the time and there was quite a difference between what wealthy people...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

What a gem this quaint old house is. The rooms are decked to represent life in Tudor England for a well-to-do but unpretentious yeoman and family so that visitors get a clear impression of day to day life. The vegetable and herb or physic garden...More

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

We particularly enjoyed the period live music (which happened to be on as a volunteer musician was playing). The tudor costume display was interesting and even though we are no longer little girls (both somewhat over 21) we tried on various hats and hoods for...More

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Just the sight of this house, sitting on its corner, was evocative. It was easy to imagine it being much that way originally. We knew of its limited opening hours so that's when we turned up. The interior has many features that inform the idea...More

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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

I didn't realise this house was so central to Margate. It's a beautiful house, loving looked after with a team of dedicated and friendly volunteers. If you have children or are just a kid at heart like me, then dressing up is available. Worth a...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

We popped here on a visit to Margate & it was open!! It was my 1st internal visit! Very interesting & worth a visit!

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

This is a treasure but not open nearly enough. There is an ornate original ceiling which has been preserved more by accident than design. It is a wonder it has survived at all. For careful children it is a fascinating look at 'olden times'; are...More

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Hiya, I worked in The Tudor House as a volunteer. It's two floors with stairs inside and out the back so it's not very wheelchair friendly as it's a medieval building. The parking however, there is none for the Tudor House... More
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