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Turner Contemporary

The David Chiperfield designed gallery opened in 2011 and has gone on to become a major attraction. Designed by RIBA Stirling winning architect David Chipperfield, the gallery hosts high profile exhibitions and also events throughout the year.  
17-18 The Parade, Margate CT9 1EY 
Tel. 01843280261

The Shell Grotto

Margate's wonderfully mysterious and amazing underground tunnels lined with over 4 million shells. It's one of the wonders of the world, right here in Margate and is a Grade I listed monument. You can't come to Margate and not visit The Shell Grotto! 
31 Grotto Hill, Margate, CT9 2BU 
Tel 01843 220008

The Powell Cotton Museum

An eccentric and fascinating museum built by the Victorian adventurer Major Powell Cotton, who created a unique collection from his extensive travels across the globe. Large-scale, double-height dioramas, taxidermy displays, weapons, ceramics, art and archeology on a huge scale, set in a stately home with grounds and gardens to explore. There is also a restaurant cafe and farm shop with local produce. 
Powell-Cotton Museum, Quex House and Gardens, Quex Park, Birchington, CT7 OBH 
Tel 01843 842168

The Tudor House

Margate's oldest building, the Tudor House is a Grade II* Listed 16th century timber framed house situated on King Street. You'll find it enroute from The Old Town to the Shell Grotto. They hold events and are open at weekends. If you visit The Ambrette restaurant, it's right next door. 
1 King Street, Margate CT9 1DD

Crate Studio

Artist led exhibition space and studios tucked behind Margate's High Street. 
6 Bilton Square, Margate, CT9 1DX

The Theatre Royal

Just across the square from The Reading Rooms, The 18th century Theatre Royal is England's second oldest provincial theatre. They have a wide variety of performances and the panto is a must! 
Addington Street, Margate, CT9 1PW 
Tel 0845 130 1786

Tom Thumb Theatre

Just up the road in Cliftonville the Tom Thumb is England's second smallest theatre. It's one of our favourite and most exciting venues. We had our wedding party there, so it's got a special place in our hearts! 
Eastern Esplanade, Cliftonville, CT9 2LB 
Tel. 01843 221791

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