We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Margate Tudor House

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: King Street | Margate, Margate CT9 1QE, England
Website
Improve this listing
Description:

The Tudor house in Margate, thought to be one of the oldest of its kind in...

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 68 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
A truly old house, much hidden in the past.

The story of how this place was altered, built on and then returned to it's Tudor origins is fascinating in itself, but for students it gives a real opportunity to see how we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Royden S
,
Margate, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

68 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Margate, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The story of how this place was altered, built on and then returned to it's Tudor origins is fascinating in itself, but for students it gives a real opportunity to see how we lived all those years ago.

Helpful?
Thank Royden S
Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
11 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Don’t expect to much of this house. It is a small place but you only pay 1,50 for the privilege. The house isn’t much bigger than a small family house. But voulenteers are greet. They have a great Knowles of the history of the house. There is a volunteer that plays on a keyboard and tells you a lott about... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Sven H
Chestfield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
58 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Found this tudor house by accident wandering around the old town. a fascinating insight into tudor life and the history of the tudors. Very low ceilings! There was a table laden with the type of food they ate and losts of interesting facts

Helpful?
Thank Teresa S
England
Level Contributor
73 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

The entrance fee was reasonable, the house was marvellous, the staff exceptionally nice ... A great place to visit. As we toured the house I could hear harpsichord music playing. Imagine my surprise when we went upstairs to find a gentleman actually sat there playing a harpsichord ! What a fantastic authentic touch which gave you a feel for the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank corkcitygirlEngland
Chichester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

A lovely little Tudor gem of a house in Margate. It's not publicly funded and this is reflected in the interior, but worth a visit, even if you only view it from the outside.

Helpful?
Thank Anna C
Kent, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Unique and informative experience which is like taking a step back in time. The building has been well and sensitively restored. Beautiful authentic property. Run by helpful and informative volunteers. Highly recommended.

Helpful?
1 Thank Sweex
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Definitely worth a visit if you are in Margate, One of the town's little gems. The building itself has been lovingly preserved and the staff on hand were so friendly and helpful and smiling. UPstairs there were activities for the family (costumes, colouring & historical activities). Bit spartan when it came to furniture and might have given a clearer picture... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank jalos38
Bradford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Must visit Rainy or any day visit Margate Tudor House is the oldest visitable building in the town - run by volunteers - interest artifacts

Helpful?
Thank fcr_coldrick
East Preston, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
65 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

This is one of the Margate’s oldest buildings, dating back to the first half of the sixteenth century. Saved from demolition during Margate's slum clearance and now sympathetically restored it is a must see for lovers of historic buildings. Note it only opens for limited periods which are Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 11.30am to 2pm during the Summer and... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Graham H
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

This is well worth a visit if you love historic buildings. It has been sympathetically restored over the years but does not feel as though it has been touched. There is information on the rooms and their uses as you walk through the house. Do visit.

Helpful?
Thank Tricia C

Travelers who viewed Margate Tudor House also viewed

Margate, Isle of Thanet
Margate, Isle of Thanet
 
Margate, Isle of Thanet
Margate, Isle of Thanet
 

Been to Margate Tudor House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Margate Tudor House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?