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Quex Park and The Powell-Cotton Museum
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Birchington
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Owner description: Established in the 19th Century by John Powell Powell and his successors, Quex Park is an historic country estate of over 1,800 acres in Birchington-on-Sea on the stunning Kent coast near Margate. Quex Park has in more recent times developed a bespoke leisure destination for all the family to enjoy. Within the Park there is a Children's Indoor and Outdoor Play Centre, a Craft Village, a Garden Nursery, Quex Carriages, Quex Paintball, Build-a-base, Laser Rush, Quex Barn Farmshop and Restaurant and in the summer, a giant Maize Maze along with a packed and exciting annual events calendar for the whole family to enjoy. One of Quex Park's best known visitor attractions is the Powell-Cotton Museum, Quex House & Gardens, which attracts visitors from near and far to engage with its eclectic mix of world-class natural history, World Cultures and Asian art. Its natural history collections are of world-class importance as a scientific resource. The Museum as well as Quex House and Gardens are open to the public and is one of the best things to do in the Canterbury area. Within the grounds there is also a beautiful wedding and functions venue Mama Feelgoods Boutique Cafe Entry onto Quex Park is free, and each leisure facility that makes up the destination has its own opening hours and admission fees where applicable. Please see the Quex Park website for further details. Visit us today and expect the unexpected at Quex Park
Reviewed 11 June 2014

This was our first visit to Quex park , I must say it was a fantastic day out, the guides are very helpful and knowledgeable , a fascinating and educational day was had by all our party.

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"stuffed animals"
in 56 reviews
"walled garden"
in 22 reviews
"the barn"
in 18 reviews
"the main house"
in 12 reviews
"amazing collection"
in 9 reviews
"maize maze"
in 21 reviews
"wedding venue"
in 5 reviews
"craft village"
in 19 reviews
"visited this attraction"
in 4 reviews
"all ages"
in 21 reviews
"natural history"
in 7 reviews
"tractor ride"
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"african animals"
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"gardens are lovely"
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"musical instruments"
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"school trip"
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"hidden gem"
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

I last visited this attraction about 30 years ago and decided on my day off work to visit and also see exhibits to do with the house being used as a hospital during the war. The admission price was £8 per adult which gave us 12 months admittance at anytime to this attraction when we wanted to return. A lot has changed over the years and now this attraction is used for education purposes as well. We looked around the museum and then the house which was very good value for money .Afterwards we had a light snack in an eatery situated in the grounds just outside in the gardens of the house .Value for money and a good selection of foods on the menu, the car park is free and there were a couple of coach parties around and some school children as well .We will return at a later date and spend more time looking at the exhibits.

3  Thank PETER T
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Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

Would definatally recommend this, if the sun is shining don't forget your sun cream! Fantastic day out, plenty to do. And if you fancy it after there is paintballing on the site too

1  Thank Bigben2004
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

The collection itself to me was a little sad, on the on hand I understand the relevance but on the other beautiful creatures killed for research etc! The house is lovely though and we enjoyed looking around and had a lovely picnic in the grounds. I would say that like most stately homes attractions the kids get a little bit bored and it's all a bit quiet and serious. Also the toilets are a but of a trek if you are in the main house.

1  Thank Melissa C
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Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

First things first if you are a tax paying resident of the United Kingdom through gift aid you pay once and can then visit all year for free.Enter not only a museum but enter into a Victoria safari so atmospheric and well presented you experience being in darkest Africa of long ago.The amazing collection of animals are presented as you would encounter them in their natural habitat.We attended at a quiet time and had the pleasure of a very learned member of staff who was full of fascinating facts and information and attended only at times when needed.The museum is amazing and when you've had your fill of Africa you can spend an hour in the grounds and flower gardens.The main house opens at 1 o'clock and is full of antiques and interesting artifacts. The tea shop serves a wicked coffee and delicious pot of tea, with a mouth watering selection of cakes we didn't try the main menu but look forward to doing so.All the staff we met were very helpful, polite and we'll informed.We will be back

1  Thank Barry F
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