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Margate Tudor House

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Address: King Street | Margate, Margate CT9 1QE, England
Phone Number: 07462449411
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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.

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Nice place, very short visit, give a donation, you do not have to pay to go in there and the assistants work hard.

I have been here a couple of times with two different people. It is free entry but they ask you to make a donation. Please do, the people that work in there are lovely and very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Angela H
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Margate, United Kingdom
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lovely and friendly staff. donations needed but also costs to get in. A few interesting things to learn about the house if given a tour. A lovely piano man upstairs.

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Margate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here a couple of times with two different people. It is free entry but they ask you to make a donation. Please do, the people that work in there are lovely and very helpful. It should stay open and is nice to see how life was in the olden days!

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe it is because my mother was brought up in a building like this but it was all a bit to familiar for me. If you don't know Tudor construction then I would recommend it as it gives some idea of how they lived in Tudor times. I found the most interesting items were the highly detailed models, made out... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Tudor House is a tribute to a lot of volunteers!It is a mid 16th century Tudor House so the glazed windows,two chimneys and two storeys confirm it was a house of high status.It has oriel windows,a plaster ceiling with Tudor roses,Dolphins and fleur de Lis,a huge fireplace and low roofs.The harpsichord playing and reproduction of a banquet enhance the... More 

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Thank John L
Auchterarder, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Old original building. Warm welcome, informative introduction and concise history of the house and Margate. Live piano music. Lots of information. Garden is being developed. Loved the visit. Could complete within 10 minutes if you are quick or 1 hour or more with reading and detailled exploration.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed visiting the Tudor house, which has many original features inside and out and an interesting display of William Shakespeare in one room

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1 Thank Bjorn
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

This is a very interesting little gem to see in Margate, very close to the old town in a very pleasant residential area. Entry is only £1.50 and it's totally worth a visit. This house is a fascinating and well preserved piece of history, well kept and the keepers are very welcoming. There was a skilled musician playing medieval harpsichord... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

I visited the Tudor house and found it very interesting.I had heard their was a spirit that haunted the Tudor.While sitting listening to some music a name came into my mind of Martin Knutshall.Can't tell you where it came from but I'm sure its the name of the person who haunts the Tudor house.I'm not someone who has high and... More 

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Toamasina (Tamatave), Madagascar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Walking around the house you can imagine how the people lived there so may centuries ago, the day we visited there was a man selling and explaining about honey and keeping Bees. The honey was delicious.

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1 Thank Yvonne F
London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

We drove past this house by chance and had to stop and investigate - it looked so old and fascinating and had a lady dressed in costume from the period in history. Inside it gave much interesting information, such as rich people in the tudor times used to wipe their bottoms on lambs wool!! Something I didn't know! There was... More 

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