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 Information Centre is located at the start of the Harbour Arm next to the Turner Contemporary art gallery. Visitor Information is available in the nearby towns of Broadstairs, Ramsgate and surrounding villages. These are great all season coastal destination with lots of heritage and culture to discover and explore.

The range of services include:

Searching and booking Quality Graded Accommodation for your stay                         

Booking your tickets for National Express, Eurolines 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

Ordering service for out of area brochures and guides.

Recent Awards

Beautiful South Award for Excellence 2015 – Silver Award in Visitor Information Provider of the Year   

VisitEngland Award for Excellence 2016 – 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

Opening Times

Open (1 Apr 2022 - 31 Oct 2022)

* April – October Daily 10am-5pm
November – March Tuesday – Saturday 10am-5pm

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. Winter Gardens Margate

    Opened on August 3rd 1911 by the Mayor of Margate. Providing Hospitality and Leisure…

    0.23 miles away
  2. Westbrook Bay

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

    0.24 miles away
  3. Theatre Royal Margate

    The Theatre Royal, Addington Street Margate Kent, is perhaps southern England's most…

    0.34 miles away
  4. Shell Grotto

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

    0.44 miles away
  5. Margate Main Sands

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

    0.44 miles away
  6. Walpole Bay

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

    0.93 miles away
  7. St Mildred's Bay

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

    1.89 miles away
  8. West Bay Beach

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

    2.25 miles away
  9. Botany Bay

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

    2.37 miles away
  10. North Foreland Golf Club

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

    2.5 miles away
  11. Kingsgate Bay

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

    2.61 miles away
  12. Joss Bay

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

    2.92 miles away
  13. Crampton Tower Museum

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

    3.13 miles away
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