Thanet Visitor Information Centre

Type:Tourist Information Centres


The Droit House, Stone Pier, Margate, Kent, CT9 1JD

Tel: 01843 577577

Visitors exploring the map of Thanet at the Visitor Information Centre, image credit Thanet District Council


Thanet Visitor Information Centre - Covering Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate

The Visitor Information Service is located within the historic Droit House on Margate's Harbour Arm, adjacent to Turner Contemporary art gallery.  The service provides information on Margate and neighbouring resorts, Broadstairs and Ramsgate as well as surrounding villages and Kent.  The Isle of Thanet, with its three resort towns is a fantastic, all season, coastal destination rich in culture and heritage to discover and explore.

The range of services include:

Searching and booking Quality Graded Accommodation for your stay                         

Booking your tickets for National Express and Coach Day Trips

Offering local information on events, attractions, activities, transport

Selling a range of souvenirs, including those produced or designed in Thanet and Kent

Booking tickets to local theatres and performance venues  

Selling radar keys, parking tickets and tide timetables

Providing a large range of maps, visitor guides, brochures, local and regional leaflets

Coastal Explorer packs available to hire for family fun and discovery at the coast

Recent Awards

Beautiful South Tourism Awards 2015 – Silver Award in Visitor Information Provider of the Year   

VisitEngland Award for Excellence 2016 – Gold Award in Visitor Information Provider of the Year

Beautiful South Tourism Awards 2022 - Gold Award in Visitor Information Provider of the Year   

Book Tickets


Map & Directions


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2015/16 – Silver Beautiful South Awards Winners 2015/16 – Silver 2015
  • Tourism South East Award -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2022/23 - Gold Beautiful South Awards Winners 2022/23 - Gold 2022

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)

What's Nearby

  1. Turner Contemporary

    Turner Contemporary is a visual arts organisation, based in Margate that celebrates JMW…

    0.12 miles away
  2. Margate Museum

    Margate Museum is opened by a group of volunteers called the Friends of Margate Museum…

    0.13 miles away
  3. Tudor House

    Grade II listed building built in 1525 as a yeoman farmer’s house. Restored in 1951, 86%…

    0.18 miles away
  1. Margate Main Sands

    This timeless beach with tidal pool, children’s rides and amusement arcades offer…

    0.2 miles away
  2. Shell Grotto

    The Shell Grotto is one of the world's most mysterious places: a series of underground…

    0.44 miles away
  3. Westbrook Bay

    This is a great family beach with a sandy bay with a small section of sand at high tide.

    0.87 miles away
  4. Walpole Bay

    Walpole Bay is ideal for investigating fascinating rock and tidal pools.

    0.98 miles away
  5. St Mildred's Bay

    A beautiful cliff lined sandy bay with promenade and tidal pool.

    1.63 miles away
  6. West Bay

    A completely tidal bay, with a long stretch of sand when the tide is out.

    2.25 miles away
  7. Botany Bay

    This hidden gem offers stunning views of white cliffs and beautiful chalk stacks.

    2.37 miles away
  8. North Foreland Golf Club

    North Foreland Golf Club offers seaside golf at its best: with views of the sea from…

    2.5 miles away
  9. Kingsgate Bay

    Some of the best examples of sea caves in the country can be found here.

    2.66 miles away
  10. Joss Bay

    A surfer’s paradise, this popular 200-metre long bay is known as the best surfing beach…

    2.92 miles away
  11. Crampton Tower Museum

    The Crampton Tower Museum is a fascinating small museum is partly housed in a flint tower…

    3.13 miles away
  12. RAF Manston Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum

    The Memorial Museum permanently houses splendid examples of two iconic British fighter…

    3.2 miles away
  13. Stone Bay

    A beautiful bay with scope for rock pooling.

    3.26 miles away
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