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Margate Museum
Ranked #7 of 54 things to do in Margate
Certificate of Excellence
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Sandown, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“margate museum”
Reviewed July 13, 2012

Margate was the scene for the riots of the mods and rockers in the 60s. The museum has a collection of photos and memorabilia to do with the riots on show. Margate is a little run down now since they got rid of Dreamland the fair that was there. The museum is run by volunteers and you will see a video of Jurrasic mod Steve who was there in the 60s he is my other half, calmed down quite a bit now. He was featured with Southend Roger the rocker who sadly died a month ago. Go and see the museum relive your youth. By the way thought the turner centre was rubbish the museum and the sea side is better

Visited July 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fantastic little gem hidden in Margate old town.”
Reviewed December 5, 2011

I visited Margate with the view of bring totally blown away by the Turner Contempory. Oh how dissapointed was I? The model of a young boy in his underpants with a chicken emerging from them. Mary Whitehoise would turn in her grave with the thought that such exhibits equate to youth! To say I was dissapointed would be an understatement. I then went into the old town and found a little gem. The old town hall/police station and magistrates court now a fantastic museum. The main exhibit was on the mods and rovkrtd riots of 1964. What a fantastic few hours I spent with the Chair of the Friends of the museum, who run it as volunteers for the local council. The information, entertainment and the personal guided tour cost me only one pound. Fabulous value, fantastic museum, I will go again. My thanks to the chairman of the friends, Ian and all his volunteers who have done an amazing job. Going back in December for their Christmas exhibit on Georgian Christmas 1827, that sounds good. Don't miss out on tnis little gem in old town Margate

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