Ramsgate Maritime Museum



The Clock House, Pier Yard, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 8LS

Tel: 01843 570622

Ramsgate Maritime Museum


Situated in the Clock House on the quayside at Ramsgate’s Royal Harbour, the museum focuses on Ramsgate, which for nearly 200 years has played a role in the sea-faring life of South East England.  

Set in the heart of the country's only Royal Harbour, the museum building is an exhibit in its own right, being the product of some of the most eminent civil engineers and architects of the early 19th century. Former occupants have included the Royal Navy, Trinity House and the General Steam Navigation Company. 

The Clock House is the site of the unique Ramsgate Meridian - from which our own particular Mean Time - 5 mins 41 secs ahead of Greenwich- was calculated!

There are four permanent galleries of exhibits telling the maritime history of the area plus two historic vessels – the steam tug Cervia and the motor yacht Sundowner. Both vessels are moored in the harbour next to Smeaton’s Dry Dock, one of the world’s first dry docks

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