Margate Museum

The building is an original 16th Century Flemish Gable ended building and covered Market. The large upper Gallery was built in 1820. From 1857 it became the Magistrates Court with sessions during daytime and the Council Chamber at night, until 1971. The lower level was built as a Victorian Police Station in 1895 and used in that capacity until 1959.

Through exhibitions, the museum demonstrates various stages of Margate:

  • Neolithic to bronze/iron age
  • Georgian Margate
  • Victorian Margate
  • the Bathing & Health resort
  • the seaside resort
  • paddle steamers, lifeboats and surfboats
  • World War I and II 
  • up to 1950's with Korean Veterans exhibition

There are new exhibitions staged 2 or 3 times each year so regular visits are recommended.

Tickets available from this attraction

Saturday 6th April 2019

11.00 to 1700 last entry 1600

Free entry for 2 people.

20 Tickets 101 entries

Sunday 7th April 2019 to 5 pm last entry 4 pm

Free entry for 2 people. 

20 Tickets 96 entries

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Wed, Sat, Sun. 11.00am to 5.00pm. Last entry: 4pm

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01843 231213
Standard ticket prices
£2.00 Adults. Accompanied Children under 16 free
Nearest Station
Margate, 1.5 miles miles
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