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Local Attractions

Visit Thanet

Enjoy Thanet's fascinating mix of history and heritage, museums and galleries. See the Visit Thanet website for a full range of inspiring days out in the area.

Dickens House Museum celebrates Charles Dickens' long connection with Broadstairs (1837-1851). It is housed in the cottage that was Charles Dickens' inspiration for the home of Betsey Trotwood in David Copperfield.

For more information phone 01843 863453 or visit the websites:

Turner Contemporary is the South East's major art gallery, presenting contemporary and historical art in a stunning seaside setting.  Inspired by Britain's best-loved painter JMW Turner, the gallery offers a space for everyone to discover different ways of seeing, thinking and learning.

For more information phone 01843 233000 or visit the website:

Dreamland Margate is the UK's original pleaseure park - reimagined.

Clamber aboard a host of stylishly restored, recreated and retro-fitted rides and amusements from the Golden Age of British seaside hols.  There’s brilliant retro rides and amusements in a world where vintage cool holds hands with modern design (and goes for a lovely beachside stroll!).

For more details and to purchase tickets, visit

The Powell-Cotton Museum at Quex Park was established in 1896 by Major Percy Horace Gordon Powell-Cotton (1866-1940) to house natural history specimens and cultural objects collected on expeditions to Asia and Africa.

For more information please phone 01843 842168 or visit the website:

The Tudor House is one of the Margate’s oldest buildings, dating back to the first half of the sixteenth century.  Its form is that of a ‘transitional house’ – bridging the gap between the medieval open-hall and early-modern houses with two storeys throughout. The house contains many interesting features that indicate it was a high status building, including glazed windows and two chimneys.

Wingham Wildlife Park first opened its doors as Wingham Bird Park in 1986, changing its name to Wingham Wildlife Park approximately 15 years later.  The park is now so much more than birds, since it was given a new lease of life, when it was taken over by new owners on Valentines day 2008.

Come and see the vast number of changes and improvements which have been made to the park since 2008, all of which led to us being Kents most popular attraction during the 2012 Kent Big Weekend.