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Italianate Glasshouse

Heritage and Gardens
Heritage and Gardens

The Italianate Glasshouse, a Grade II* Listed historic monument, was erected in the grounds of East Cliff Lodge, Sir Moses Montefiore's 22 acre estate in 1832. Sir Moses, a British financier and former Sheriff of London, bought the magnificent structure from another impressive house, Bretton Hall in Yorkshire after seeing it in an auction catalogue.

The grounds of the house, now known as King George VI Memorial Park, were eventually taken over by Ramsgate Borough Council and the house was demolished in 1953.

Sadly neglected in the past, the Glasshouse was restored in 2005. 

Summer time, weather dependent. Please refer to website for dates. Dogs on leads welcome

Learn more about the history of the glasshouse with our digital discoveries located around the park 



Access Information

Access is via King George VI Memorial Park, via a level footpath and across grass; there are some slopes and uneven ground towards the entrance of Glasshouse.

The Glasshouse interior is not wheelchair-accessible, but the surrounding gardens and café area are. Assistance Dogs allowed.

The nearest public accessible (RADAR) toilets are in King George VI Memorial Park, along the cliff-side.

The nearest parking is along the roads adjacent to the park- Dumpton Park Drive, Montefiore Avenue, Avebury Avenue and Wickham Avenue.


King George VI Memorial Park
Montefiore Avenue



CT11 8BD


07868 722060


Opening Times

Summer time weekend opening is weather dependent. Please refer to website for dates. Dogs on leads welcome

Groups welcome
Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs and Registered Assistance Dogs welcome
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Contact Us
Visitor Information Centre
The Droit House
Stone Pier
Kent CT9 1JD
Te: 01843 577577
Official website of Visit Thanet, Thanet District Council.