Crampton Tower Museum

A family friendly museum full of colour and movement celebrating the life and work of a Victorian engineer, transport and local history.
Crampton Tower Museum is a fascinating small museum, partly housed in a flint tower adjacent to the Broadstairs Railway Station. The tower formed part of the first Broadstairs public water supply
Thomas Russel Crampton is perhaps chiefly remembered as a designer of locomotives and of railways, but he was also concerned with gas, water works and the submarine telegraph cable. He was the first to succeed in laying an effective telegraph cable under the English Channel.
6th August 2016 marks the 200th anniversary since his birthday. A special concert will be taking place on this day to mark the occasion

Opening Times

Open daily from Easter to end of September 2-5pm. Weekends only in October. Open in December for Santa Specials see website for dates and times


  • Groups welcome