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Original paintings, prints, artifacts and memorabilia collections illustrate this progression. Display material charts the evolution of the town from a small fishing village to one of the premier resorts on the south coast. The original Court Room is still in existence.
The display leads the visitors in a walk through time - Georgian, Regent and Victorian era's to the 1950+60's heydays are all represented: Paddle steamers, bathing machines, Victorian seaside souvenirs and Edwardian bathing costumes all help to give the visitor an insight into the towns rumbustious past.
A wonderful day out for all the family:
Margate Museum has a number of permanent displays that traces Margate's history from Iron Age man to the 1960s, including Archaeology, Maritime, Port Activities, Seaside, Civic, WWI, WWII, Police Cells, are all housed within its complex...
For our changing displays please refer to What's On? and our our Blog page The museum's imposing Grade II listed building and its evocative Court Room and Police Cell provides an atmospheric setting for film and photography. Contact us for further details.
Margate Museum is a short walk from the Turner Contemporary Gallery and the Thanet Visitor Information Centre. Find Us