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Address: Rendezvous, Margate CT9 1HG, England
Phone Number: 01843 233 000
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Modern, interesting but no car park!

A modern and interesting art gallery. We were there when a special exhibition was on which looked as if it was the main exhibition. The staff were friendly. Arriving by car, as a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

A modern and interesting art gallery. We were there when a special exhibition was on which looked as if it was the main exhibition. The staff were friendly. Arriving by car, as a stranger, had its moments. There is no obvious car park. In its absence we parked in a disabled parking space outside the building which was a bit... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I like the way you could just walk around and take everything in . The staff were very helpful and informative. Nice place to visit.

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Lovely cool interior, good facilities - that's about it - 1 tiny Turner painting - Lottery funding, council money and taxed should have been spent on regenerating the sea front area to bring in much needed income.....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The gallery is quiet small and its best to check what exhibitions are on. There are gaps when the exhibitions are changing. There is a cafe for food and drink.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Excellent Grayson Perry exhibition. Nice space. I hope it helps Margate regenerate as it certainly needs it.

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Sussex, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I love the gallery, and I love Grayson Perry, so I was always going to be happy - but I was even happier than I expected to be because of the range and scale of the show. the inclusion of some of Perry's early work was interesting, and the room full of big pots was fantastic. Well done!

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Yorkshire Dales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Let me be clear if it's Turner you want then go to Tate Britain in London. You may see one small Turner here, but not enough to get worked up about. However the Grayson Perry that is currently the Exhibition is worthy of a hike through the stacked lorries that are causing hell in Kent. I was not a fan... More 

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed my visit. The exhibition was well laid out in beautifully lit rooms, and although this particular artist wasn't to my taste (Grayson Perry), I will certainly go back in future to see other exhibitions when they are on

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Impressive building in a good location and a great place to get out of the pouring rain. Cafe very reasonable but can't say that we enjoyed the Grayson Perry exhibition. His so called art is on the same level as Tracey Emin's garbage. Wouldn't want any of it even if it was free. They obviously have very disturbed minds. Good... More 

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The building is nice, and the legacy of Mr. Turner too. But, to be honest, modern art is not a very good option. Very posh people, without any idea of art, and trying to look sophisticate. The location is good, and the gift shop is very expensive.

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Additional Information about Turner Contemporary

Address: Rendezvous, Margate CT9 1HG, England
Phone Number: 01843 233 000
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Margate
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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