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

Margate Caves

*Reopened hours operating during September Thursday to Sunday 10am to 5pm, last available slot for the day is at 4.30pm*

*Admission to the Caves will be by pre-booked ticket only. You can find out more about how a visit will look and how to book tickets on the website. The Cafe will be open 10am to 4.30pm on the same days as the Caves. You will not need a ticket to enjoy Linda’s new takeaway menu of treats.  The Community Rooms are available for responsible hire - find out more on the website*

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

*From Friday 24th July 2020 Thursday to Sunday 10am to 5pm. Last available slot for the day at 4.30pm.
*October Half Term 2020 Wednesday - Sunday

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.