History and Heritage

Makes the County Great

From a museum dedicated to one of the countries best loved authors, a living museum where afternoon tea must be sampled, find out about the areas airfield from 1916 to the present day or spot famous faces from the past on a costumed walk.

With a past dating back to the bronze age, you won’t be surprised that there’s is a wealth of history and heritage to be discovered here.  Pop into the Walpole Bay Hotel and Living Museum and ride in the Otis trellis-gated lift to myrid donated exhibits; take the self-guided Pugin Town Trail and compare the styles of architecture to be found or visit Dickens House Museum and find the link here to Miss Betsey Trotwood, David Copperfield’s great Aunt.

Feeling inspired to take a step back in time, below is a list of 10 ideas of historical things to see and do whilst visiting Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate

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.

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