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.


Opening Times

Open daily from Good Friday to end 30th September 2-5pm. Weekends only in October 2-5pm. Open in December for Santa Specials 1-5pm.


  • Groups welcome
  • Conference / Meeting facilities
  • Guided tours
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
  • Play Area
  • Gift shop
  • Baby changing facilities