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Margate Museum

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It's a free entrance which send you done memory lane. Hope no one takes offence but there is a lot... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2019
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Wonderful time capsule

Run , I believe , entirely by local volunteers , this Museum will give you an excellent insight... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2018
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Old Town Hall, Market Place, Margate CT9 1ER, England
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All reviews magistrates court old police station tudor house police cells local history old town hall wealth of information fascinating exhibits knew his stuff enthusiastic volunteers happy to answer any questions little gem stepping back in time worth a visit real sense guided tour interesting items
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Reviewed 18 January 2019 via mobile

It's a free entrance which send you done memory lane. Hope no one takes offence but there is a lot of tat. We played with tatty things. There is no charge but there is a chance to donate and we did. Staff are friendly and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 3 December 2018

Run , I believe , entirely by local volunteers , this Museum will give you an excellent insight into the history of Margate , particularily of the 20th century. Its not large and will not take too much of your time , but what there...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Cambsmusiclover
Reviewed 1 December 2018

Visited Saturday 1st Dec with my father for the second time in about 2 years. The items and information within the museum were very interesting.The lady on reception and another gentleman we met soon after entering were very friendly and helpful giving us information about...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Chris A
Reviewed 21 October 2018

I was walking along by the sea one lunchtime and saw the sign for the museum. It is really good value for money and really interesting, even for those who wouldn't normally be interested in this type of thing. Also the old courthouse upstairs is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Beckstaaa808
Reviewed 19 October 2018

A fairly small building, originally the Police Station and Magistrates Court, with every corner now packed with interesting artefacts on and about the history of Margate. Entry is only £2.00 or £1.50 for concessions. The very friendly lady on the front desk gave us a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Peter R
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Myself and my wife popped in yesterday.Lady at the reception desk extremely helpful and welcoming.The helpful guides were extremely welcoming and have a great knowledge of all things Margate and more.We were very fortunate to have Horacio explain a number of very interesting facts not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LWSJL01
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Very interesting and well laid out. Lots of local history displayed factually and lots of pictures and seaside favourites on show. Most popular was the well known statue donkey that hundreds of children had their photos taken on,. Well worth the cheap entrance fee.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Visited here a good few months ago although not a large mueseam found it very informative. Lots of old photos from bygone days I personally like the old black and whites. Photos from 60s brought back memories. Found the mueseam well worth a visit would...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 315colind
Reviewed 21 September 2018

This was my favorite place in the old town. We were very lucky to visit on a Friday as I think it would normally be closed but it was heritage weekend so it was open. This museum is small but filled with lots of interesting...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PJRomford
Reviewed 4 September 2018

We were lucky enough for Horacio to give us a full guided tour of the museum and he was absolutely fantastic. Such knowledge of not only Margate but European history in general with a wicked sense of humour to boot. The museum is a fantastic...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank James G
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Response from Cambsmusiclover | Reviewed this property |
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Response from MargateGooner | Reviewed this property |
Meaningless question with regards to the Museum. Still, what do you expect from a Ramsgatonian? Margate Gooner