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The museum itself was interesting but Quex Park was not well advertised

The Powell-Cotton Museum was very interesting but Quex Park as a whole was very badly advertised... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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Pleasant surprise

Having lived in the area for thirty years I had never been to the Powell cotton museum . And what a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Margate, United Kingdom
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Established in the 19th Century by John Powell Powell and his successors, Quex Park is an historic country estate of over 1,800 acres in Birchington-on-Sea on the stunning Kent coast near Margate. Quex Park has in more recent times developed a...more
Quex Park, Birchington CT7 0BH, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Powell-Cotton Museum was very interesting but Quex Park as a whole was very badly advertised. The website seemed deliberately misleading about the entry fee and opening time. We didn’t realise that each attraction had its own separate entrance fee. The cafe was excellent.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having lived in the area for thirty years I had never been to the Powell cotton museum . And what a wonderful surprise it was . The museum was vey interesting and beautiful. The gardens were relaxing and stunning and must take a lot of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Quex Park not knowing what to expect. Mainly came because the opening hours worked for the time we had in the area. We looked round the house first because it closed earlier - fairly small but lots of interest. A shame not more...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant place to take the kids in the holidays. Visited loads as a kid myself and they have lots more to do their now. Great place!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2019

We took my seven year old grandson for a day out at Quex, a place that he has visited previously. He loved Jungle Jim's, looking a little tired, but the slides, zip wire and climbing frames all did their job and kept him playing for...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

Well worth a visit. Lots of interesting things to see lots of articles collected and well displayed. Lovely gardens and cafe. Also a well stocked garden centre with a great variety of plants

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Marion G
Reviewed August 2, 2019

On our visit we viewed the house first as it closes early. A real treasure trove with artifacts from all over the world and the curator is extremely helpful and knowledgeable. The museum was next and a real eye opener on how the British explored...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Brian C
Reviewed July 18, 2019

We bought the ticket for all 3 venues. The museum is spectacular although in this day and age would be very un-pc. If you can look past this and see it for what it is, given that the exhibits are from the early 1900s and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Janet E
Reviewed July 10, 2019

We stumbled across a mention of the museum elsewhere and are so pleased that we went and spent half a day there. The guides were very happy to talk about the museum / house and its contents. The gardens are not to be missed. especially...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Stephen I
Reviewed July 10, 2019

Quex Park seems to have a multiplicity of attractions, not all of which are obvious when you arrive at the site. We were just interested in the gardens, with a very reasonable entry fee of £4 or so. Other activities appear to have a seperate...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Jeanette T
August 9, 2018|
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May 29, 2018|
Response from Wendy C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry didn’t notice if any dogs there or not
Valerie H
April 12, 2018|
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Had a really fantastic afternoon at the Madpotter (pottery painting) really friendly with lots of tea and biscuits such a selection of items to paint, shall definately be going again next week to continue with my art work... More