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Powell-Cotton Museum, Quex House and Gardens

Heritage and Gardens
Heritage and Gardens

The Powell-Cotton Museum offers an exciting, fun and interactive day out for all. Join us on a safari and discover awesome animals in our natural history galleries. Journey through time and across cultures with our amazing collection of art and archaeology. Get your hands on in The Cube where you can handle over 400 objects.

Throughout the year we offer a stimulating and exciting programme of events and activities. With temporary exhibitions as well there is always something new to see and do.

If you want a gentler pace, then explore the country home of the adventurous Powell-Cotton family for over 200 years. Its relaxed atmosphere and character are immediately appreciated when you step though the front door into the hall. Quex House proudly displays fascinating furniture, objects art, and a beautiful library and oriental drawing room. No country house would be complete without extensive gardens and Quex House is no exception. There are seven acres of beautiful, informal gardens available for you to explore, including lawns, herbaceous borders, exotic trees, a woodland walk, and a historic walled garden.

Our gift shop offers a fine array of goods ranging from toys, jewellery, memorabilia and Fair-Trade items sourced directly from Africa.

Felicity's Cafe offers a scrumptious breakfast, morning coffee, lunch or even freshly baked scones and delectable cakes for afternoon tea, all using the finest ingredients.


Entry £2.50 for all ages
Free guided tours inside the Museum and Quex House
A programme of special events throughout the year (may incur a higher admission charge).


Quex Park Birchington
Park Lane




Opening Times

Museum open Saturday 12th February - Sunday 30th October 2022 at weekends and Bank Holidays. Opening times may vary on event days or Bank Holidays so please check before visiting. April/May/June/July/August 11-4pm September/October 11-3pm House open for guided tours only. Times announced on the day

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Contact Us
Visitor Information Centre
The Droit House
Stone Pier
Kent CT9 1JD
Te: 01843 577577
Official website of Visit Thanet, Thanet District Council.