Two men wearing pirate hats within a irate escape room setting with flag, wheel
Escape Room
Spitfire Aircraft on display with memorabilia around it - pictures, artefacts, flags
Spitfire at Spitfire and Hurricane Museum, Manston
Lady in yellowy summer dress with brown bag and man in blue shirt walking around shell covered walls
Shell Grotto Margate

Autumnal Attraction Openings

Escape the everyday to Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate, this autumn

We know the weather isn’t always onside, but don’t despair, head indoors to our attractions who are ready and waiting to welcome you.

Take an underground adventure at the wartime Ramsgate Tunnels, a hidden home to more than 1,000 people during WW2, or to Margate Caves, an original chalk mine decorated with unusual murals. Experience what it's like to be a pilot at the Spitfire and Hurricane Museum, or try solving the mystery of Margate’s Shell Grotto - one of Kent’s biggest mysteries.

Solve the clues to break free from an escape room, or reignite your childhood memories at the Hornby Visitor Centre. Margate's newest attraction, Europe’s only museum dedicated to decapod crustaceans - The Crab Museum - rolls science and fun into a great day out.

Take in the natural surroundings, birds and wildlife at Monkton Nature Reserve, or become a goat or alpaca whisperer as you take them for a trek around Quex Park 

Please be aware opening times may change at short notice or throughout the season, so please check with attraction direct - 'Know Before You Go'. #Respect, Protect and Enjoy


  • Turner Contemporary - Wednesday - Sunday 10am-5pm with last entry at 4pm. Pre-booking required 
  • Shell Grotto - Wednesday - Sunday 11am-4pm with last entry 3.30pm. Pre-booking advised 
  • Margate Caves - Friday - Sunday 11am-4pm with last entry 3.30pm. Pre-booking advised. The Caves will be closed between Monday 29th November to Thursday 30th December for Christmas wonderland. The Cafe and Shop will be open
  • Crab Museum - Weekends 10am-5pm 
  • Margate Museum and Tudor House - Weekends 11am-3pm 
  • Dreamland - only open for events 
  • Hornby Visitor Centre - Daily 10am-4pm. Museum and cafe close at 3.30pm 
  • Lost Island Adventure Golf - Monday - Thursday 10am-8pm and Friday - Sunday 10am -9pm
  • CTRL ALT ESC - Daily 10am-10pm. Pre-booking required 
  • The EscapementDaily 10am-10.30pm. Pre-booking required 
  • Kids MayhemMonday - Friday 10am-6pm and Weekends 9am-6pm 
  • Bugsy's BowlingMonday - Thursday 12 noon-8pm, Friday 12 noon-10pm and Weekends 10am-10pm. Pre-booking required 
  • Carl Freedman GalleryWednesday - Sunday 12 noon-6pm otherwise by appointment 
  • Pie Factory Margate - Daily until Wednesday 17th November 11am-5pm. Between 18th-24 November daily 11am-6pm 
  • RNLI Lifeboat ShopTuesday 11am-1pm, Friday and Saturday 11am-2pm 
  • Strokes Adventure Golf - Weekends (weather permitting)