Crampton Tower Museum

* The Museum is currently closed due to National Lockdown *

Crampton Tower Museum is a family-friendly museum, celebrating the life and work of Victorian engineer Thomas Russell Crampton, as well as local transport and history. It is partly housed in a flint tower adjacent to Broadstairs Railway Station, which originally formed part of Broadstairs' first public water supply.

While Crampton is perhaps chiefly remembered as a designer of locomotives and railways, he was also involved with gas, water works and the submarine telegraph cable. He was the first to succeed in laying an effective telegraph cable under the English Channel.

Access Information

Apart from the Tower itself, the rest of the building is accessible to wheelchair users.

The Tower is accessed by a winding staircase with no lift or ramp alternative. A steward is available to assist at the entrance. There are areas to sit and read information about the exhibitions.

The toilets are wheelchair-accessible, and the nearest accessible parking is behind Broadstairs Library, approximately 100 metres from the Museum.

Quiet days and special tours can be arranged by appointment.

Opening Times

*Currently Closed* See website for updates


The Broadway
CT10 2AB

Entry Price

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