Shell Grotto

The story goes that in 1835 Mr James Newlove lowered his young son Joshua into a hole in the ground that had appeared during the digging of a duck pond. Joshua emerged describing tunnels covered with shells. He had discovered the Shell Grotto, its walls decorated with strange symbols mosaiced in millions of shells. Is it an ancient pagan temple? A meeting place for some secret cult? Nobody can explain who built this amazing place, or why, but since its accidental discovery visitors from all over the world have been intrigued by the beautiful mosaic and the unsolved mystery.

Tickets available from this attraction

Saturday 6th April 2019

10am to 5pm

Each ticket offers free entry to the Shell Grotto for either a family; 2 adults and 2 children, or simply entrance for two people.

6 Tickets 790 entries

Sunday 7th April 2019

10am to 5pm

Each ticket offers free entry to the Shell Grotto for either a family; 2 adults and 2 children, or simply entrance for two people. 

6 Tickets 807 entries

Your entries

You will be entered into the draw for the following tickets

Attraction Date
Opening Times
10am to 5pm

Grotto Hill

Margate

CT9 2BU
Website
Visit site (opens in new window)
Phone
01843220008
Email
Standard ticket prices
Adults £4.50, Concessions £4, Children £2, Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £10.
Nearest Station
Margate, 1 mile
view on google maps