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Find out when our attractions are open and ready to welcome you across Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate

Escape the everyday to Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate. 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 WonderWorks MargateTake 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 

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.

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

*For the latest Visitor Information Centre opening hours, click here *


  • Shell Grotto: From Monday 15th April Wednesday-Sunday 10am-5pm 
  • Margate Caves: Wednesday - Sunday 10am to 5pm, last admission 4.30pm. Open daily during school holidays and on Bank Holiday Mondays
  • Dreamland: Park open from Friday 29th March. Weekends (except Saturday 25th May, Saturday 22nd & Saturday 29th June, Thursday 8th August) and daily Monday 27 May - Sunday 2 June. 
  • Lost Island Adventure Golf: Monday - Thursday 10am-8pm and Friday - Sunday 10am - 9pm
  • CTRL ALT ESC: Daily 10am-10pm. Pre-booking required 
  • The Escapement: Daily 10am-10.30pm. Pre-booking required 
  • Bugsy's Bowling: Monday - Thursday 12 noon-8pm, Friday 12 noon-10pm and Weekends 10am-10pm. Pre-booking required 
  • Pie Factory Margate: During exhibitions normally daily 10am-4pm. Check gallery website for individual exhibition times and dates  
  • Strokes Adventure Golf: Open Weekends 10am-5pm (weather permitting). Please phone before to check open 01843 571867. 
  • Crab Museum: Friday - Sunday 11am-5pm with last entry 4.30pm. 
  • Turner Contemporary: From Monday 1st April open Tuesday - Sunday, plus bank holidays, 10am - 5pm. CLOSED Tuesday 7th - Friday 10th May for exhibition changeover. Ground floor reopen from Saturday 11th May and gallery fully reopen Saturday 25th May. 
  • Margate Leisure Centre: Wednesday & Thursday 3pm-10pm, Friday 1pm-11pm, Saturday 12noon-11pm and Sunday 12noon- 8pm
  • RNLI Lifeboat Shop: Tuesday 2pm-5pm, Wednesday 11am-2pm & 5pm-7pm, Thursday 11m-2pm, Friday 11am-2pm & 3pm-5pm, Saturday 2pm-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm 
  • The WonderWorks Margate: Open daily 10am -4pm 
  • Widget's World: Monday to Saturday 9.30am - 6pm and Sunday 10am - 4pm


  • The Escapement: Weekends 10am - 4pm. Pre-booking required 
  • Revolution Skatepark and Climbing Centre: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-10pm and Weekends 10am-8pm. School Holidays Monday and Thursday 10am-4pm. Pre-booking required.  
  • Lillyputt Mini Golf: Open Weekends and School holidays from 10am (weather permitting)
  • Elev8: Term Time: Monday-Friday 12pm-6pm, Saturday 10am-6pm & Sunday 10am-4pm. School Holidays Monday-Thursday 11am-6pm, Friday & Saturday 10am-6pm & Sunday 10am-4pm
  • Dickens House Museum: Reopen Friday 29th March 2024 Wednesday - Sunday 1pm-4.30pm
  • Crampton Tower Museum: Reopen Friday 29th March 2024 Friday - Sunday and Bank Holidays 2pm-4.30pm
  • Open Top Bus: 2024 season runs Friday 29th March - Sunday 22nd September 



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Visitor Information Centre
The Droit House
Stone Pier
Kent CT9 1JD
Te: 01843 577577
Official website of Visit Thanet, Thanet District Council.