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Ramsgate Maritime Museum

Clock House Pier Yard Harbour Parade, Ramsgate CT11 8LS, England
+44 1843 570622
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lovely little museum

I had a few hours free in Ramsgate so I decided to visit the museum. It was very easy to reach, in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jenika I
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Wonderful Maritime Museum

The Ramsgate Maritime Museum is an excellent place to learn about Ramsgate maritime history. There... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2017
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Situated in the Clock House on the quayside at Ramsgate Harbour, Ramsgate Maritime Museum focuses strongly on Ramsgate and its immediate environs, with a brief introduction to the rest of the region's maritime past. Set in the heart of the country's only Royal Harbour, the Museum building is an exhibit in its own right, being the product of some of the most eminent civil engineers and architects of the early 19th century. The Clock House is also the site of the unique Ramsgate Meridian - from which our own particular Mean Time - 5 mins 41 secs ahead of Greenwich- was calculated! There are four galleries of exhibits telling the maritime history of the area with permanent displays on the development of the Harbour, Navigation, Fishing, Lifeboats and Shipwrecks. A fifth area, the Gallery Room, is now an exhibition space which is host to ever changing displays and events, including visiting local artists at work. Please see the homepage for information on current and forthcoming exhibitions. The nearby Goodwin Sands have yielded an important collection of artefacts from the Great Storm Wrecks, principally from the wreck of Stirling Castle (a 70 gun, 3rd rate, Man of War). Weapons, utensils and ship's gear provide a chilling insight into life and death aboard a British Warship in 1703.
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Clock House Pier Yard Harbour Parade, Ramsgate CT11 8LS, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a few hours free in Ramsgate so I decided to visit the museum. It was very easy to reach, in the city centre next to the beach and the harbour. It was lovely, with very interesting facts and things to see. There were...More

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

The Ramsgate Maritime Museum is an excellent place to learn about Ramsgate maritime history. There are many displays and ship memorabilia on two levels. The fee to get in is minimal, and is well worth it to see everything. They also have a gift shop...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017

I think some people are visiting different places than me. LOL. I loved it in here. For £2.50 I think there is a lot of history in here. I would really recommend this little museum if you are in the area.

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

There is a good exhibition for Dunkirk with an American film of the evacuation. Not a very interactive place and so not recommended for little children as I think they would be easily board as there is a lot of reading!

Thank Jane W
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

If you like maritime history and local history, this is the place to go to. It looks small on the outside, but there is a lot to see and you will learn a lot about the Goodwin Sands (you can see some artifacts found on...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2017

This museum is utterly fabulous. It's run by volunteers who's enthusiasm shines. one the day I visited, I had my little children (1 & 2.5 years) and both of the staff were really welcoming to them both which was great for me! It is a...More

Thank COR77
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

Charming little museum in an impressive building on the quay side. This museum is definitely worth a visit and full of interesting and quirky items. Pleasant and knowledgeable staff on hand also. Cheap entry cost too.

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Reviewed 29 July 2017

Sadly closed on Mondays when I visited but pleased to see the preserved tug Cervia looking good,would have loved to look over again,as a 16 year old made mugs of tea on her at Gravesend when working! also the Sundowner there which has Titanic connections,pleasant...More

Thank John R
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Reviewed 1 July 2017

The museum by itself is not very impressing but if you ar interested in the what Ramsgate Harbour tributed tot Operation Dynamo in may and june 1940 there is an instructive movie. The worst experience was the staff-member who, when he heared we were from...More

1  Thank CesarX99
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Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

This is a container on the sea front full of stuff. The sign says it's next open days are the bank holiday weekend 27/28/29th May 2017. Set a reminder to go!

Thank ijmark
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Anthonydoy
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wasn't open 30 september either, all looks very abandoned
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