Group visits


Group visits, including schools (primary and secondary) are welcome. Margate Museum and Tudor House will open especially to accomodate a visit. Groups are shown round by volunteer guides, many with teaching experience.

Margate Museum is a local history museum and as such specialises in the history of the town and of Thanet in general. Visiting groups can see displays and learn about:
– Early inhabitants of Thanet
– Seaside holidays over the centuries
– The surf boat disaster
– Transport links to the town, including the paddle-steamers
– The old police station and magistrates court
– Development of Margate and its people
– Victorian Margate
– World War 1 and 2 and how the town was affected
– The Royal Sea Bathing Hospital


Please contact us to discuss your needs so we can arrange every detail of your visit. Let us know the focus of your visit, and any special requirements, so we can make your visit as enjoyable and worthwhile as possible.

We are able to be flexible so that the visit is of maximum interest to your group.

Museum telephone: 01843 231213

For Schools and colleges please read the Education Group page.

We are usually able to arrange visits at a time convenient for you.


– During term-time, the museum is often closed on weekdays to the general public, so groups will have exclusive access.

– All groups will have guides who can explain the history and tell the stories behind the artefacts, if required.

– Visits can be tailored to a group’s preferred interests.

– We do not have public toilet facilities, but there is a staff toilet for use in emergencies.

– Due to the historic nature of the building access is not DDA compliant.

– Packed lunches may be eaten in the upstairs gallery with prior arrangement.

– Near-by attractions include the Turner Contemporary, Shell Grotto, and RNLI Lifeboat House.

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