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Margate Tudor House

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Address: King Street | Margate, Margate CT9 1QE, England
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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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Great place to visit.

The staff are fantastic. They do theme weekends like Halloween, Christmas etc. A very interesting and worthwhile attraction for Margate. Keep up the good work, volunteers.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Margate, United Kingdom
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Margate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff are fantastic. They do theme weekends like Halloween, Christmas etc. A very interesting and worthwhile attraction for Margate. Keep up the good work, volunteers.

Thank Margatedean
Harlow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thought we would have a look at this as it is only a 3 minute walk from the Turner Gallery. Unfortunately it was closed up for the christmas period so we only got to walk round the outside and take a few photos. Would recommend looking on the internet to see when it is open before visiting as we met... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Lots of historical references and very quaint. Easy to walk to from the centre and to walk back. It's a lovely part of Margate.

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

Firstly the staff here really make this Tudor house great, they are friendly, knowledgable and keen to encourage visitors, especially the young, to appreciate the history of the property. The Tudor House itself has a very interesting past and being one of the oldest properties in Thanet, it is well worth seeing for yourself, but you'll get the most out... More 

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Margate Kent U.K.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

This is a piece of History on our doorstep, dedicated local volunteers work tirelessly to bring this hitherto neglected gem to the attention of all visitors there are several events connected with this pay a visit only £1.50 entrance fee £2.50 if you buy a joint ticket to the Margate Museum, excellent value!

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Kent, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Great little place,the volunteers are very nice and will talk to you about things.The two ladies upstairs with the clothes section was great with my girl telling her about the old fashion and the guy downstairs playing the music was fantastic.A nice garden with a few bits for the children to play with.The fee to get in was really low,I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

We visited with our 3 children, 11,9 and 6 years old. We spoke to all of the staff/volunteers and were so amazed by their knowledge and passion. We spent quite some time talking to a lovely lady about Tudor fashion, my 11 year old was very impressed by the costumes and accessories that this lady had made and the two... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

We visited with our grandchildren, aged 9 and 11. It is an amazing house with plenty of information and numerous volunteers in Tudor costume who are very knowledgeable. The lady upstairs is an expert in Tudor costume and had sewn everything on display, including a beautiful purse with 9,000 stitches to the square inch. It took her two years to... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

It's just my luck. I'm informed that the Tudor House was finished at 15.25, and we arrived about a quarter to four. Must try harder next time. Here's a good tip. When you see a sign saying MIND YOUR HEAD---------MIND YOUR HEAD! WOW, that was some knock I took. But the Tudor House is worth a visit, with it's tiny... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

This is an interesting little house. Run by volunteers they go out their way to make the visit enjoyable - very patient with the two small children we had in tow. There's a nice garden with some garden games - peaceful place.

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