The Margate Museum in Thanet is housed in Grade II listed building over two floors. Formerly the Magistrates Court and police cells, the museum opened in the 1990s presenting a unique collection of Margate´s history including that of the Borough Police from 1857, sea bathing and bathing machines, the 1815 arrival of Paddle Steamers, Cobbs Brewery, and Bank. They have their own Punch & Judy and collections include artworks and historical records under the title ‘original seaside’. The town is considered to be one of the first seaside tourist destinations. The collection also includes exhibits about Margate in wartime, Roman-British History, Dr David Jarvis´s Wooden Jetty of 1824, and Eugenius Birch´s Iron Jetty of 1857.

Opening Hours
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays
11am to 3pm
Last entry 2.15pm.

Child - under 16 years: Free
Adults: £2
Seniors: £1.50.

Set over 2 floors - there are 20 steps to the upper floor and the ground floor also has some steps and narrow passages.

Picture Credit: © Margate Museum Trust.

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