The Margate Caves were originally dug as a chalk mine in the 18th Century and from 1863 were welcoming visitors until its closure in 2004. In 2011 a campaign began to save the Caves to reopen them to the public. Thanks to various fundraising initiatives, the Margate Caves reopened in September 2019 and visitors can now learn about their rich history and see how the landscape, ecology and geology of the area have become entwined in the town’s rich social and cultural history. They host a number of events and school visits.

Opening Hours
Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays
Last entry 4.30pm.

Adult: £4.50
Child - 4 to 16 years: £2
Child -  3 years and under: Free
Concessions - 60 years+, students, registered disabled, armed forces, NHS and services: £4
Family - 2 adults + up to 3 children: £10
Carer accompanying a registered disabled visitor: Free
Memberships available.

There is limited 1 hour parking outside the Caves.

Margate - 2.2 miles.

Thanet Loop and 8.

Not accessible for wheelchairs or those with significant mobility issues.

Assistance dogs welcome in caves, dogs welcome in shop and cafe.

Cafe • Shop • Toilet

Picture Credit: © The Margate Caves.

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