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Margate Museum

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Address: Old Town Hall, Market Place, Margate CT9 1ER, England
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+44 1843 231213
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Sat - Sun 11:00 - 16:00

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Interesting, Friendly and Great Value

Came here on a Sunday afternoon, spent about 1 hour here. It is not a huge museum but it has lot;s of interesting local memorabilia, well worth a visit. The staff (all volunteers... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Stuart B
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Deal, United Kingdom
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Deal, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here on a Sunday afternoon, spent about 1 hour here. It is not a huge museum but it has lot;s of interesting local memorabilia, well worth a visit. The staff (all volunteers) are very knowledgeable, really friendly and only too happy to talk to visitors. Local and WW2 memorabilia all set in the old court house and police station,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Discovered this gem of a museum on a wet Sunday afternoon. Didn't think it would be open but, luckily, it was and what an unexpected pleasure. For the bargain entrance fee of £1.50 we were treated to a personal guided tour of the ground floor exhibits by Ian who entertains with a fund of stories and knowledge. Some exhibits are... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Visited the museum on a wet and windy day. The entrance fee of just £1.50 is brilliant as it is only a small museum. it is sited in the old police station so you can look inside a cell and upstairs there is a mock up of a court room. There is a lot of information about the history of... More 

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Margate Kent U.K.
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is a little gem hidden away in Margate Old Town, full of fascinating facts and History of the area, only £1.50 admission and for another £1.00 you can also visit another Historic gem The Tudor House, excellent value for money!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

A friend and I were visiting Margate for the day and I had seen this on a brouchure so we decided to pay a visit. At £1.50pp this is possibly one of the cheapest museums you will ever visit, and we got a personal guided introduction to boot! There was a lovely lady giving everybody who visited an overview of... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Be aware that you're going to be told a story or two before you even get through the door. And then more stories when you are downstairs...and more stories upstairs. There's loads to see, social history of Margate overlapping with London and the steamship day trips popular in the early 20th century. I took an 80 year old with me... More 

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thanet
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

An hour or so well spent! Tremendous variety of exhibits from seaside memorabilia to iron age relics. The building itself has plenty of history (two exhibitions are in the old prison cells!) and the staff are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. A real asset to the town and well worth a visit - and not only on a rainy day!

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

This museum is of the history of Margate , also we saw artifacts going back before the birth of Christ.there are exibits on the seaside,police,wartime Margate.Paddle steamers,& theTheatre Royal,there is more but I cannot remember them all.They do guided tours one & half hours well spent & the guides are all friendly & knowledgeable.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Great local museum with worksheets for children that actually added to the experience for all of us as it forced us to look properly at things and not to rush. Plenty to see and knowledgeable, friendly volunteers. We visited with our grandchildren aged 11 and 9.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Good local museum, lots of local history and the volunteers are more than happy to tell you all about it. The woman taking the money was very nice too. Hope this keeps going for years, its these kind of places that have to be kept, in a lovely location too. No lifts, stairs only.

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