The Shell Grotto

*During October until 1st November the Grotto will be open Wednesday - Sunday 10am-5pm, including half term. Please pre-book your visit* 

*Kids Go Free Wednesday 28th October - Sunday 1st November*

*Halloween! Trick or treating at the door between 4pm-5pm on Saturday 31st October*

Discovered in 1835, the Shell Grotto is an astonishing find; 70 ft of winding passages decorated with 4.6 million shells - images of gods and goddesses, trees of life patterns made of whelks, mussels and oysters.

Some think it is an ancient Pagan grotto, others that it is simply an ornate Regency folly; but with no definitive explanation or history.

Opening Times

*During October until 1st November the Grotto will be open Wednesday - Sunday 10am-5pm, including half term. Please pre-book your visit* 

In Winter, open Fridays and weekends from 11am to 4pm.
Check website for other School Holiday opening times.

Address

Grotto Hill
Margate
CT9 2BU

Entry Price

*During October until 1st November the Grotto will be open Wednesday - Sunday 10am-5pm, including half term. Please pre-book your visit* 

*Kids Go Free Wednesday 28th October - Sunday 1st November*

Adults: £4.50
Children: £2. (Child age range: 4-16, under 4s free)
Concessions: £4. (Concessions entry qualification: Students, Seniors (over 60), Registered Disabled, Armed Forces (serving and veterans))
Family ticket (2 adults & up to 2 children) £10

Groups: A 10% reduction on our regular admission prices. PLEASE PRE-BOOK.
Min visitors per group: 10
Max visitors per group: 50