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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Milton Keynes, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Following visit to local town hall museum, waled the five minutes to the Tudor house. Very interesting to see this very old house and see inside the construction techniques.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

As a family we really enjoyed the experience - we could hear harpsichord music as we entered and it wasn't a CD - a live musician dressed in Tudor clothes was played period music - amazing! All the volunteer staff were really informative and the children learnt a great deal about life 500 years ago. At £1.50 for adults and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I came for my 1st visit I was pretty exited and when I walked into the 1st room and I thought were is everything ! It had barley anything in this room You should pack some more intresting things in the rooms !

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

I live opposite this lovely old house, the volunteers are extremely helpful, by explaining the history of the house, who would have lived here

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With beautiful black beamed white washed exteriors and garden of ancient flower beds this house is definitely worth a visit to see. The building opens to the public for just two and a half hours a day when it can be staffed. Entry is £7 but there really is nothing much to see inside. Nearly everything consists of props -... More 

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Isle of Thanet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've driven past the Tudor House without really noticing it. It was recommended, and we happened by chance to turn up on their fund raising day. Volunteers where dressed in costumes, there was a fairy hunt, story telling, craft activities, tea and cake sale.... What I had expected to be a 30 mins look around ended up a lot longer.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an old building - with nothing in it. There are lot of other old buildings around with a lot more to offer. Come on TDC make the most of the few assets you still have in your ownership.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

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 July 21, 2016

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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