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Margate Tudor House

King Street | Margate, Margate CT9 1QE, England
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Ranked #9 of 31 attractions in Margate
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: The Tudor house in Margate, thought to be one of the oldest of its kind in Kent, was open to the public on selected dates during the 2006 summer... more » Owner description: The Tudor house in Margate, thought to be one of the oldest of its kind in Kent, was open to the public on selected dates during the 2006 summer season.Situated in King Street, it was built around 1525 and is typical of many houses of that period. It’s believed that the Tudor House would have been one of the largest buildings in Thanet and would probably have belonged to a wealthy yeoman farmer. At the time of building, it would have stood close to the bank of the stream which ran down Dane Valley and entered the sea where Margate Harbour now is.The oldest deed can be traced back to 1802, when the Tudor House was a farmhouse owned by Francis Cobb. In 1815, the building was converted into three cottages and the lower part of the exterior of the Tudor House was plastered over, while inside the oak panelling was covered with wallpaper and the beams were plastered over.During the Second World War, the roof was damaged and vibration from bombs led to it tilting forwards. In 1951, restoration work started to return the house to its former glory, when the panelling was completely restored and the windows and doorframes were re-situated. « less
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We had a very interesting visit to this Tudor House. It is well worth a visit although we came on it by accident. The lady who looks after the house gave us a very interesting tour (free) and brought it to life. We also gained a bit more knowledge about Margate.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Whilst staying local and trying to find things to do we found this Tudor house close by, unfortunately it wasn't open when we visited so this review is just from the outside. The House has not really been looked after from the outside and looks very run down, reading the reviews I wish it had been open as the outside... More

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Margate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

If you enjoy architecture you will love the Tudor House and it's amazing history. We stumbled upon by accident one cold winters day, it was a Sunday and they were making clove oranges with the children of which our kids loved. The fire was roaring and I felt I could really feel how life was all of those years ago.... More

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Margate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This tudor house is a fantastic addition to Margate's attractions, my 5 year old loves visiting here. The entrance fee includes a very knowledgeable tour guide that is tailored for all ages. A thumbs up!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

We were warmly welcomed and given a personal tour by a volunteer at the house. It really brought the house, which is a gem, to life. Really worth a visit

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Take a trip back to Tudor times with a visit to this charming house!. If possible visit at Christmas or other times during the year when there are actors and story-tellers who bring history alive!

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Hemel Hempstead
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Came here as a child on school trips. Steeped in history and an interesting place to spend time. Sometimes there are themed exhibitions

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Birchington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

A lovely historic old building and well worth a visit if you get the opportunity. Lots of local info and some interesting artefacts

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Had a real feeling of history, with sloping walls and uneven floorboards, although it had bee extensively restored. Very enthusiastic volunteers talk to you about the house and its contents on the way round. Biggest Tudor house I've seen.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The volunteers at the Tudor House are clearly dedicated to preserving this house and part of Margates history and offered a free tour of the house. Without the tour the visit wouldn't have been as worthwhile but the volunteers took time to explain the uses of the various rooms and some of the social history of the building. Fascinating to... More

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