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Contact us for information about the Isle of Thanet - home to Margate, Broadstairs, Ramsgate and surrounding villages

We are pleased to announce Thanet Visitor Information Centre in Margate has been awarded GOLD in the Visitor Information Service of the Year category of this year’s Beautiful South Awards, operated by Tourism South East. 

Our Visitor Information Centre team in Margate are able to respond to face-to-face, telephone, email, and social media enquiries 10am-5pm daily in April

* Margate Visitor Information Centre, next to the Turner Contemporary Gallery at: The Droit House, Stone Pier, Margate, CT9 1JD. Contact on 01843 577577 or visitorinformation@thanet.gov.uk

* Broadstairs Information Kiosk, on promenade at Chandos Shelter: 2024 season from Friday 29th March until Sunday 29th September, daily 10am-4pm.

* Ramsgate Visitor Information Centre, Customs House: April to September, Monday - Saturday 10am - 4pm; October to March, Monday - Saturday 11am - 3pm.

How we can help...

Our Visitor Information Centre serves the whole of the Thanet area. We offer information and advice about visiting Margate, Broadstairs, Ramsgate and the surrounding villages. We also hold information about attractions in Kent, London and the South East.

Our range of services includes:

  • Stocking a selection of free Maps, guides, magazines and leaflets for the local area & region
  • Giving information and advice about local Attractions, including Walks, Activities, and Events 
  • Information and advice about local Public Transport, including maps and timetables
  • Advice and information about local Quality Graded Accommodation for your stay
  • Safety advice and information for Beach and Coastal Path users, and Dog walkers, e.g. about weather and tide times
  • Coach Booking and travel information service for National Express and local Coach companies offering Day Trips, short holidays, etc.
  • A friendly Souvenir and Gift shop, selling a range of cards, books, and seaside-themed ornaments and homeware, much of which is produced or designed in Thanet and wider Kent
  • Hire of Coastal Explorer activity bags (£5 a day) for family days at the beach
  • Selling Radar Keys, Tide Timetables, & Stamps
  • Ordering service for out-of-area brochures and guides
  • Water Refill venue - pop in and get your water bottle refilled 
  • A Bag Drop service for £5 per bag, per day (see below)

Thanet Visitor Information Centre Access Statement (click here to view) . Droit House has a side entrance with a ramp and automatic door, making it accessible to wheelchairs, pushchairs, and those with limited mobility.

  • Bag Drop Service

    If you're still exploring the Isle but need somewhere to store your luggage, our Visitor Information Service (The Droit House, Stone Pier, Margate, CT9 1JD) can help!

    Here at our Centre, we can hold your luggage for £5 per item, per day. Just bring your items in, and we'll keep them secure, allowing you more freedom to discover the area. 

    Our Bag Drop service is on a first-come-first served basis and is dependent on capacity.

    Call us to check availability on: 01843 577577

    Bag Drop also available at: Kings Emporium (King Street, Margate Old Town) during their current opening hours: 11am - 5.30pm daily.

  • Other Information Providers

    Broadstairs has an Information Kiosk on the promenade. There is also another kiosk located at Lillyputt's Mini Golf, which holds a range of local leaflets.

    Ramsgate has a Visitor Information desk inside  The Customs House, which provides literature and advice about the area.

  • Meeting Room & Function Room for hire

    ‘The Drum’ meeting space at Droit House is the ideal location for meetings, training facilities and private events, as well as exhibitions.

    The flexible and multi-purpose space can accommodate up to 40 people theatre-style or up to 15 people in boardroom-style.

    It can be used to accommodate presentations or a unique event. The room is equipped with WiFi, projector, screen, laptop and hot drinks machine.

    For more information about prices, availability, or booking, call 01843 577577, email us at visitorinformation@thanet.gov.uk or check our business site for further details 

  • Visitor Ambassadors

    Look out for our Ambassadors - active tourism champions of the area - to help you make the most of your experience and your visit. They can help with information about places to visit, beaches, car parks, and details of local events.

    For more information, visit our business site 

    If you would like to take the new FREE fun and interactive online course, please visit www.thanetvisitorambassador.co.uk

    This gives a brief introduction to the Isle of Thanet and is aimed at anyone who comes into contact with visitors to the area, or who has a keen interest in promoting the area.

  • Key Information Points

    Visitors' Maps and other information is available at a range of locations in the area, including hotels and guest houses, restaurants, and cafes, train stations and harbour offices.

  • Winners of the GOLD Award for ' Visitor Information Service of the Year' at the Beautiful South Awards for Excellence 2022
  • Winners of the GOLD Award for ' Visitor Information Provider of the Year' at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2016
  • Silver Winners in the 'Visitor Information Service of the Year' category at the Beautiful South Awards for Excellence 2015
  • Winners of the Bronze Award for ''Visitor Information Provider of the Year' at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2013
  • Winners of the 'Tourist Information Service of the Year' in the Beautiful South Awards for Excellence 2013
  • Commended Pride in Thanet Tourism Award 'Team of the Year' 2015
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