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“Value for money”
Review of Margate Museum

Margate Museum
Ranked #7 of 53 things to do in Margate
Certificate of Excellence
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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Value for money”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

It's not exactly the V&A but for a quid you can't go wrong. Sited in the old police station each cell has an exhibit. Some interesting pictures and snippets of information about Margate and it's history. Very friendly volunteers / staff.

Visited March 2013
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4 Thank Rob M
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English first
Margate, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A little local Gem”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

Undaunted by the prescence of the world class Turner Contemporary, Margate Museum is a little gem in the Old Town, run by a team of dedicated volunteers who keep the Museum open. Featuring events from Margate's past, from the 60's way back to the startnof the seaside town, the Museum is an ideal stop after a coffee and a cake in the quirky Old Town of Margate

Visited March 2013
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4 Thank TheMoge
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“The most chock full of memorabilia little ol'”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Such keen, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, courteous staff- I believe they are all voluntary workers. So much to see, it gives visitors a really good taste of old Margate. Loved it, Felt good to be amongst locals who love the place. Just pop in after a cupcake at the famous Margate cupcake shop (10 metres away) PERFECT!

Visited July 2012
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5 Thank telltilly
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Gillingham, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Pleasant surprise following disapointment of the Turner Centre”
Reviewed July 18, 2012

Having been disapointed by the Turner gallery we walked the streets of Margate for an alternative. Found the Margate Museum an Oasis in a very run down Town.
At £1.50 per person this was tremendous value & brought back memories of my childhood in Thanet. Only a small museum with restricted days of opening. Very friendly staff and some interesting photographs & paintings. The Mods & Rockers exhibition in the old Courtroom brought back a few memories from my later school years.

Visited July 2012
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6 Thank Richard R
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Sandown, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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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5 Thank jane1pig
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