Margate Caves. Credit Frank Leppard
Margate Caves. Credit Frank Leppard

Margate Caves

*From Wednesday 18th March the caves will be closed until further notice 

Originally opened to the public in 1863, the Margate Caves reopen for the next generation of explorers on Thursday 22nd August 2019.

Over the last eight years The Margate Caves Community Education Trust (TMCCET) and the Friends of Margate Caves have been working to restore the Caves to their former glory and build a brand new Visitor Centre on the previously abandoned site

The Caves were originally dug as a chalk quarry in the 17th and 18th centuries and are 94.2m long and 12.2m tall at the highest point

After visit the Caves browse the gift shop and stop off at the community café selling a range of delicious dishes.

Last entry is 30 minutes before closing and to fully appreciate the Caves you should allow around 45 minutes for your visit.

Opening Times

Until Sunday 16th February 2020... Open Friday/Saturday/Sunday 11am - 4pm
Open daily during February Half Term... Monday 17th - Sunday 23rd 2020
Open 7 days a week... Friday 27 March - Sunday 1 November 2020 10am-5pm
At all other times Friday/Saturday/Sunday 11am to 4pm

Last entry is 30 minutes before closing.


Margate Caves
1 Northdown Road

Entry Price

Adults £4.50
Children £2 (under 3s free)
Concessions £4
Family (2ad+2ch) £10

Groups of 10+
Adult £4.05
Children £1.80
Concessions £3.60.