– 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, RNLI Lifeboat House and the mian beach.
We are happy to tailor visits to your requirements, provide work-sheets and to offer follow-up information.
Several historical characters: policeman, Mr Bones (seaside entertainer) and Margate’s bellman are often available to introduce the children to the museum – please enquire on booking.
Several schools have visited as part of literacy to inspire children in their story-telling. Ghosts are a popular choice and our local ghosts have been inspirational in their interaction!
For pre-booked visits, we arrange for a number of guides to be available, so that small groups can move round the museum and have plenty of opportunity to ask questions.
We are usually able to arrange visits at a time convenient for you.
School/college groups are charged £1 per child/student. Teachers and helpers are free
Organising a Visit
The Friends of Margate Museum have put together this information to aid your visit to the Margate Museum & Tudor House. The risk assessments supplied need to be reviewed and adjusted to fit your needs and circumstances. If you need further information please contact Sue Waller directly.
Education Co-ordinator: Sue Waller
Notes for Teachers and leaders
Education visits are co-ordinated by Sue Waller, so booking forms need to be sent to Sue Waller. Sue as a retired teacher has many decades of experience in organising visits and will be happy to advise. She is a volunteer and sometimes goes on holiday, so if you don’t get a reply please contact the museum.
Information for Margate Museum
Information for Tudor House
‘You were so very generous with your time and knowledge. The chaps all learned a good deal about the area (ourselves included!) and were fascinated by what they saw and experienced. The Police cells and court room dock, stories of the Mods and Rockers, tales of bravery at sea, the famous signatories of the ‘tapestry’ … the list goes on and on!’ Foreland School at Hartsdown Academy