Margate Museum

*Opening from Saturday 22nd May (Weekends and Bank Holidays only)*

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 during the two World Wars, 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.

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Access Information

Because this is a Listed building, no adjustments can be made to provide wheelchair access or a lift. There are 20 stairs to the upper floor and the ground floor has some steps and narrow passages.

The nearest Accessible toilets are at College Square (CT9 1PR), approximately 150 metres away. The nearest parking is at Market Street (CT9 1EU), less than 100 metres from the Museum, and also at College Square. 

Opening Times

Open weekends and Bank Holidays all year.
11am-3pm, last admission 2pm.


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