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“I am a volunteer” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Ramsgate Maritime Museum

Ramsgate Maritime Museum
The Clock House, Pier Yard, Royal Harbour, Ramsgate CT11 8LS, England
+44 1843 570622
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Ranked #17 of 80 things to do in Ramsgate
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Owner description: Situated in the Clock House on the quayside at Ramsgate Harbour, Ramsgate Maritime Museum focuses strongly on Ramsgate and its immediate environs, with a brief introduction to the rest of the region's maritime past. Set in the heart of the country's only Royal Harbour, the Museum building is an exhibit in its own right, being the product of some of the most eminent civil engineers and architects of the early 19th century. The Clock House is also the site of the unique Ramsgate Meridian - from which our own particular Mean Time - 5 mins 41 secs ahead of Greenwich- was calculated! There are four galleries of exhibits telling the maritime history of the area with permanent displays on the development of the Harbour, Navigation, Fishing, Lifeboats and Shipwrecks. A fifth area, the Gallery Room, is now an exhibition space which is host to ever changing displays and events, including visiting local artists at work. Please see the homepage for information on current and forthcoming exhibitions. The nearby Goodwin Sands have yielded an important collection of artefacts from the Great Storm Wrecks, principally from the wreck of Stirling Castle (a 70 gun, 3rd rate, Man of War). Weapons, utensils and ship's gear provide a chilling insight into life and death aboard a British Warship in 1703.
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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“I am a volunteer”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

When its open the price is to much .The owner needs to spend some of his money to make the museum a tourist attraction.
Not a cold old biulding

Visited August 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“maritime museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

A wonderful presentation of the past of Ramsgate, with still more exhibits to come. Well done volunteers!

Visited September 2012
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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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“Quaint”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

A really lovely museum not only inside but for the ships moored in the royal harbour. I think the displays on the Goodwin Sands (Ship Swallower) and role played by the small ships of Ramsgate were profound and moving.

Visited August 2012
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“Maritime Museum a refreshing change from the usual Museums”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

Bit like Dr Who's box! Looks a small building but is packed with so much to see, it seems so much bigger inside. Allow longer than you think to visit as it is all so interesting. Parking was easy in the nearby multi story car park as the car park on site is usually full.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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“Lots of information, looking forward to the refurb...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

I visited this museum with my family, my dad is a sailor and found lots to enjoy there and the rest of us also found it interesting. The displays and video about the Dunkirk evacuation were particularly fascinating and moving. There are also displays of fossils and items retrieved from the Goodwin Sands - there is lots of information on different aspects of Ramsgate's seafaring heritage, however the displays feel quite dated so it is exciting that the museum is having a refurbishment and I look forward to visiting again.

Visited June 2012
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