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“Interesting insite”
Review of Margate Museum

Margate Museum
Ranked #7 of 53 things to do in Margate
Certificate of Excellence
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Romford, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Interesting insite”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

I loved this place, it shows Margates history and development over a few hundred years, all names you would have heard off, although I did expect to see a section dedicated to Gore Brothers funeral directors seeing they have been operating for generations.

Visited December 2013
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Gloucestershire
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
Reviewed 9 May 2014

Especially enjoyed the Mods and Rockers exhibition that was on at the time - we were given a little tour which was very informative

Visited May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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787 reviews
360 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 451 helpful votes
“An amateur museum but well worth a look...”
Reviewed 19 April 2014

Housed in the old town hall and court house, this museum has an eclectic collection of Margate memorabilia. There is a display about a young policeman to have died many decades ago, a video on motorbikes and a stretcher used by the local ambulance service… But the staff, who I assume are volunteers, are enthusiastic and friendly, which makes a great difference. And in the upstairs, main room, it appears that they have produced a temporary display on the 60s and the mods and rockers who invaded Margate and caused havoc one bank holiday weekend. Top marks, Margate Museum!

Visited April 2014
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4 Thank Roland D
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Birchington, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Good collection”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Well worth a visit if it is open when you are visiting the lovely old town area of Margate. Fascinating collection

Visited June 2013
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57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed 18 March 2014

This museum is housed in the former police station/magistrates court and has retained many of its original fittings. It is an eclectic but interesting display of items relating to Margate's development, with particular emphasis on the late 20th century. The volunteer staff are very enthusiastic, and they bring the exhibits alive. Without such knowledge and enthusiasm the museum could be a little dry. I think it is best suited to adults. It's well worth the small entrance fee.

Visited March 2014
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3 Thank weekendfan
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