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

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Coffee and cake ...

Great place, great location, great service, regular modern-museum-cafe fare. We were here early on a Thursday morning to see an exhibition, but delayed to take advantage of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place, great location, great service, regular modern-museum-cafe fare. We were here early on a Thursday morning to see an exhibition, but delayed to take advantage of the outdoor terrace and some lovely sunny weather: coffee and cake was in order, and I can heartily recommend the experience.

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Thank Man T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with high hopes of seeing some interesting art. Really disappointed and that started from outside the building. A real blot on the landscape. The 'art' was childlike...perhaps that was the point and it was lost on a 40 something wanting more than dashed out sketch. The interior was bland which I assume is so not to take away from... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Margate Turner Contemporary: cost millions to build, open by Tracey Emin (enough said really....), and home to a pile of the biggest rubbish you can find. Our hike group talked around wish bemused looks, and shaking our heads at our an art director could get it so wrong. TATE Modern it ain't, which is a shame as I do like... More 

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Thank The-Darkling-LND
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fab gallery with very interesting exhibits and also events for the local community. Free entry a bonus and just the right size and location perfect as you can follow a visit with a coastal walk. Lovely cafe downstairs which is a real sun trip for a windy day by the sea, perfect to look out.

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Thank AisCon
London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not to be missed when visiting Margate centrally situated. Out of season parking ok but not sure how easy this is in season. There are a few nice little cafes opposite and the Gallery has a good one also.

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Thank Lindan D
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Looks like a multi-storey car park from the outside and complete rubbish inside. Recommend you give this a miss if you value your time.

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Thank Keith S
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have visited this truly amazing gallery half a dozen times now. We have seem some stunning art by everyone from Grayson Perry to Turner himself however our recent visit was awful. The paintings exhibited were, in our opinion, awful and the whole top floor of the gallery was shut. Thank goodness the lovely staff and shop were great and... More 

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Thank DrAnnaSG
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maybe we went on the wrong day as the main exhibition space was closed, but the pictures they did have on display were not all that Only thing going for it is it's location

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Thank Susan W
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to go in margate lots of different stuff to see and a nice relax atmosphere. check on line to see whats on as it changes monthly. can be busy at weekends ans in the summer months

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Thank Glen S
South Devon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The light in the gallery is fantastic as is the backdrop of the sea. We were a little unfortunate to visit on a day when the installations were in transition so only got to experience a small area.

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