Margate Museum



Market Place, Margate Old Town, Margate, Kent, CT9 1ER

Tel: 01843 231213

Margate Museum


Located in the old town hall that has served as a police station find out about Margate’s history – leading the way in seaside resort development, maritime heritage - paddle steamers, shipwrecks and day trippers.

The purpose of the Friends of the Margate Museum is to preserve the history of Margate and to facilitate the engagement of the collection by a wide and varied audience, also to increase the knowledge of the local and wider community about the history of Margate.

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£2.00 per ticket
Child (under 16) with paying adultFree
Concession£1.50 per ticket
Joint ticket with Tudor House£3.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


Provider Preferences

  • Indoor Attraction


Map & Directions

Road Directions

The museum can be found just a short walk from the sea front nestled in Margate’s vibrant Old Town. The Thanet Loop bus stops very near by, alternatively Margate train station is a 15 minutes walk along the sea front.

Opening Times

May to September (2 May 2022 - 27 Sept 2022)
Monday - TuesdayClosed*
Wednesday11:00 - 17:00*
Thursday - FridayClosed*
Saturday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00*
October to December (3 Oct 2022 - 22 Dec 2022)
Monday - FridayClosed*
Saturday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00*

* Currently the museum is open only at weekends 11am-3pm (please check the museums website ahead of visiting for the most up to date information)

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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