Margate Museum

The Museum is housed in a Grade II listed building in the heart of Margate Old Town, and is a unique example of a Victorian Police Station and Magistrates Court.

The Cells and Magistrates Court hold a unique collection of Margate history, including that of the Borough Police from 1857, sea bathing & bathing machines, the 1815 arrival of Paddle Steamers,Cobb's Brewery & Bank, Punch & Judy, and Donkeys on the Beach. There are exhibits about Margate in war time, Roman-British history, Dr. David Jarvis' Wooden Jetty of 1824 and Eugenius Birch's Iron Jetty of 1857.

Free guided tours are available which include the stories behind many of the artefacts.

Commended Pride in Thanet Tourism Award 'Volunteer of the Year' 2015

Opening Times

Wednesday and Weekends all year plus Summer Bank Holidays 11am-5pm (Last admission 4pm)
Look out for special exhibition open days


Market Place
Margate Old Town

Entry Price

Adults: £2
Senior £1.50
Children: Under 16s Free with accompanied adult
Joint ticket with Tudor House £3, Concession £2.50