On the edge of Birchington is the fascinating Quex House & Powell-Cotton Museum. Quex House is a fine regency country house completed in 1813 and surrounded by pleasant park land. It is filled with antique furniture and art. More interesting is the annex attached which was built to house the collection of Major P H G Powell-Cotton a hunter and naturalist who travelled widely in Asia and Africa between 1887 and 1939. He married in Nairobi in 1905 and honeymooned in Uganda and the Congo - can you imagine that today?. The collection consists of many impressive dioramas of stuffed birds and animals, a study collection of skins, skulls and skeletons and a wonderful ethnographic collection including weapons, clubs, carvings and sacred objects, including Ethiopian icons. There are also many photographs and slides of various indigenous peoples from Africa and Asia. Expect the unexpected in this little hidden gem of east Kent.