Margate Museum

Commended Pride in Thanet Tourism Award 'Volunteer of the Year' 2015

Winner Pride in Thanet Tourism Award 'Team of the Year' 2013

Grade 2 listed building housed in Old Victorian Borough Police Station and Magistrates Court/Council Chamber in centre of Old Town Margate in Old Market Place, 50 yards from Sea Front.

On two floors, the museum covers over 5,000 years of local history.

Home to the Rowe Collection, Parker Bequest, Old Margate Borough Collection... Pictures, Prints, Engravings, Civic Paintings. Home to the Sunbeam Photographic Collection, The Beautiful Cobb Cabinet.

New Summer exhibition every year.

Visit the Old Cells, Seaside Room, Maritime Room and WWI and WWII rooms, Magistrates Court and Victorian Council Chamber. 

A Unique visit into Margate’s History, Culture and Heritage. 

Free Guided Tours with Fully informed Volunteer Guides who will tell you the stories behind the artefacts.  

Joint ticket with Tudor House £2.50

Opening Times

Winter (October to March ) Saturday & Sunday 11am to 5pm (last ticket 4pm), Wednesdays 11.30am to 2.30pm

Summer (April to September) Saturday & Sunday, Wednesday & Bank Holiday Mondays
11am to 5pm (last ticket at 4 pm)

Groups any day by arrangement


  • Guided tours
  • Groups welcome
  • Coaches welcome
  • Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs and Registered Assistance Dogs welcome
  • Gift shop