Defence of the Nation Education Centre

Discover Thanet's Wartime History

The museum, based within Ramsgate Tunnels, has at its core the intention to identify The Isle of Thanet, its people and heritage as a location of historical and strategic military importance.

Come to the museum and discover the story behing the military campaign code-named 'Operation Dynamo'  - The greatest maritime evacuation in the history of warfare.

The museum is constantly evolving and will hopefully soon feature a first world war exhibit along with other key Thanet-based military installations.


  • Coaches welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Step-free access
  • Accessible parking
  • Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs and Registered Assistance Dogs welcome
  • Restaurant / Cafe / Tea shop