Museum of Monstrosities

Museum of Monstrosities, Margate: Tickets, Tours, Address, Museum of Monstrosities Reviews: 3/5

Museum of Monstrosities
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Bridget P
Margate, UK33 contributions
Bad Choice
May 2013 • Family
a poor show it did not look real at all. i want my hour back and my money do not go you will be very disappointed
Written July 24, 2013
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telltilly
Southampton, UK33 contributions
off-the-wall wierd fun
Jul 2012 • Family
What's this all about? Is this real? Is that true? Are you actors or...? Will anything jump out at us? Is it dark in there? The group we were with asked ALOT OF QUESTIONS as we were given ID badges and briefed on security and Health and Safety rules before going through to the 'exhibits.' From Einstein to Frankinstein, mythology, anthropology, botony, egyptology from deep in the ocean to outa space... I can't say any more or I'll spoil it! Thought provoking, fun educational, entertaining and freaky... whether you get a bit wierded out, scared witless or are just mildly bemused- it will have you chatting, debating and shaking your head in bemusement for a long time to come. Live art / classic sea-side town family entertainment. Allow up to 1 hour from start to finish. We visited in the first season, it was all brand new and in the infant stages... next season it will be even-uh- wierder and better- we were assured. Really patient with children. Great!
Written January 23, 2013
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AlgipanMargate
Margate1 contribution
Brilliant! Can't wait for next season.
Jul 2012 • Family
This was the main attraction of my sons 8th Birthday party last year. All 7 kids loved it (aged 2-8yrs). We also took Nan and Grandad. My Dad was convinced it was all real for the first 10 minutes and even asked where these artefacts were found. We face painted the kids and turned them into monsters (Didn't take long) before we brought them to the attraction. We fed them fish and chips by the clock tower and then let them go for a dip in the sea. My son said it was the best party ever. The venue kindly gave my son a poster too. I would thoroughly recommend a visit. My youngest who was two years old was a little nervous but the boys loved it.
Written November 30, 2012
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Chris W
Rochester,6 contributions
P T Barnum lives!
Sep 2012 • Solo
This is a modern version of the old Victorian freak show.You are given a guided tour of an array of skeletons belonging to weird creatures now extinct (or are they?) . Vampire, werewolf, dragon - they're all there in the gloomy darkness, made visible with the torch of "operative 156". In one case, an exhibit long dead suddenly starts to move - after 156 disappears behind a screen. What a shame she missed it! With all her spiel and explanations, what would have been a 5 minute exhibition extends to a half-hour. But where is the missing professor? At the end of the tour, 156 suddenly notices his torn lab coat, glasses and ID card lying in a corner. You don't think one of the creatures could have...? No, it's too terrible to contemplate. Fortunately, operative 156 got us all out safely. Phew! Thanks 156. But I still don't know why operative 43 was "testing" a sponge-like substance in a perspex container - by poking it with a biro. Probably hush-hush. Maybe I shouldn't have told you. Darn! Hope they don't find out where I live...
Written September 25, 2012
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TheCoopers13
Margate, UK1 contribution
Weird but wonderful!
Sep 2012 • Family
Three generations of our family visited, ages ranging from 18 to 77, and we all thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The artefacts/models were bizarre but realistic and very well made and were presented to us by a lovely lady, aka ‘operative 197’ who was well informed, enthusiastic and convincing. The combination of fact and science fiction created both believable and interesting stories as to what the exhibits are and where they come from. Yes, some improvements could be made such as making the finale even more dramatic, but as long as you do not take this too seriously, and with a pinch of salt you’ll have wonderfully different experience.
Written September 23, 2012
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Lizzie W
Dover, England, United Kingdom14 contributions
Don't waste your money!
Sep 2012 • Family
Poor props,boring explanations. We thought it was going to be real wierd and wonderful things, not props! After the first ten minutes stood staring at one exibit without moving on, we ducked out and asked for my money back! (Which they gave us without complaint).

We would not visit again.
Written September 1, 2012
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Steve W
Margate, UK1 contribution
Weird but fun
Aug 2012 • Family
I took my wife, two teenage sons, and a friend to this attraction and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. The idea behind it was that we were visiting a science facility that studies paranormal creatures and were being shown around by a 'bumbling boffin'. The idea is very good, the exhibits are excellent, and the presentation was fun. Yes, there are small improvements they can make here and there (overhead lighting so the audience don't throw exhibits into darkness; and a shock finale) but £4.95 a head was good value. The rest of the audience seemed to enjoy it too. Not really for small children by the way.
Written August 31, 2012
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Huw-n-Sheila
Faversham, UK36 contributions
Convincingly-made artefacts but very dull presentation
Aug 2012 • Couples
Essentially an exhibition of "creature" skeletons, beautifully crafted by the film special-effects owners, visitors are led around in a 40-minute tour fronted by a supposed "operative" of a secret organisation charged with cataloguing and researching the newly-discovered artefacts. However, this splendid idea is let down by a mind-blowingly dull presentation, as our guide monotonously explains the story behind each exhibit, with the aid of a woefully-inadequate pen-torch to highlight details of the dimly-lit exhibition. Obsessed with convincing us of the reality of the conceit, the result lacks a desperately needed sense of theatricality, as well as basic presenting skills. Even the announcement of an escaped creature, later seen asleep high on a wall, fails to excite, as a sense that maybe a shock finale is imminent never materialises. At £4.95, sadly, this is an over-priced damp squib.
Written August 29, 2012
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