Must See Places

A visit to the Margate Museum will offer up the nostalgia of Margate's rich heritage.

Heritage and culture is equally varied with Dickens, Pugin and the Vikings! There’s diverse entertainment at the Edwardian Winter Gardens, the venerable Theatre Royal and tiny Tom Thumb Theatre, contrasting with the Turner Contemporary.

Margate

The Shell Grotto is a series of underground rooms and passageways covered by 2000 sq ft of exquisite shell mosaic. Discovered in 1835, nobody knows who created it, although many believe it is a 2000 year old temple with ancient origins.

The Tudor House is one of Margate’s oldest buildings, dating back to the first half of the sixteenth century, the house has been carefully restored with much of the original fabric, together with some noteworthy additions from later periods, such as the ornate plaster ceiling dating from the start of the Stuarts.

 

Ramsgate

Ramsgate Tunnels, offers a little insight into life underground during the Second World War. Strap on your hard hats and get your torches at the ready for a guided tour through the 3 mile tunnel system.

Petticoat Lane Emporium is a quirky take on the traditional boot fair. Inside you will find vintage, retro, antique, crafts and upcycled products showcased in quaint 'pitches' and stalls. If you like something....buy it! It really is that simple.

 

Broadstairs

Bleak House is the former home of Charles Dickens. The cellars accommodate a museum showcasing exhibits rescued from an eighteenth century shipwreck and tells tales of infamous smuggling activities.

Dickens House Museum; Step inside and discover the real life home and inspiration for one of Dicken's most famous creations; Betsey Trotwood.

 

Something a little different...

St Peters Village Tours ; Meet the costumed characters of centuries past in this fun village tour!

Beaches

Thanet's 15 sandy beaches and bays stretch from Pegwell Bay in the south to Minnis Bay in the north. Long famous for their beauty, this year they've notched up...Read More

Must See Places

Heritage and culture is equally varied with Dickens, Pugin and the Vikings! There’s diverse entertainment at the Edwardian Winter Gardens, the venerable Theatre Royal and tiny Tom Thumb...Read More

What’s on

World-class art exhibitions and sports contests. Festivals celebrating folk music and great food and drink. The diaries of Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate events merit a closer look....Read More

Shop

From browsing for big-name brands, to hunting for shabby-chic antiques, Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate do retail therapy well. The Isle's three resorts are home to all the well-loved...Read More

Turner Contemporary

Turner Contemporary is a dynamic visual arts organisation that believes in making art open, relevant and fulfilling for all. Inspired by JMW Turner’s sense of enquiry, we offer a space for...Read More

Theatre

Theatre Royal Margate is Britain's second oldest theatre dating back to 1787 in one of Margate's most fashionable squares. It's heir to over 200 years of tradition and perhaps southern England's...Read More