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Margate Tudor House

King Street | Margate, Margate CT9 1QE, England
01843 231213
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Great piece of heritage

We spotted the building on our way to Grotto. We ventured inside and learnt that it is run by a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marcin D
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A Refreshing Detour

I have often walked past this Tudor Museum and finally decided to enter. It is a charity run... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2017
Tinuviel C
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The Tudor house in Margate, thought to be one of the oldest of its kind in Kent, was open to the public on selected dates during the 2006 summer season.Situated in King Street, it was built around 1525 and is typical of many houses of that period. It’s believed that the Tudor House would have been one of the largest buildings in Thanet and would probably have belonged to a wealthy yeoman farmer. At the time of building, it would have stood close to the bank of the stream which ran down Dane Valley and entered the sea where Margate Harbour now is.The oldest deed can be traced back to 1802, when the Tudor House was a farmhouse owned by Francis Cobb. In 1815, the building was converted into three cottages and the lower part of the exterior of the Tudor House was plastered over, while inside the oak panelling was covered with wallpaper and the beams were plastered over.During the Second World War, the roof was damaged and vibration from bombs led to it tilting forwards. In 1951, restoration work started to return the house to its former glory, when the panelling was completely restored and the windows and doorframes were re-situated.
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King Street | Margate, Margate CT9 1QE, England
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01843 231213
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spotted the building on our way to Grotto. We ventured inside and learnt that it is run by a charity. The entrance fee is really small and helps to keep this piece of history alive, so we got the ticket and had a look...More

1  Thank Marcin D
Reviewed 2 June 2017

I have often walked past this Tudor Museum and finally decided to enter. It is a charity run building that allows you a cheap and quaint look at Tudor life. It's worth popping in to help keep this piece of heritage alive.

Thank Tinuviel C
Reviewed 31 May 2017

We were just passing by when decided to vistit. I teristing history. And the Harpsichorf was the suprise. And the Bonus: a shor lecture of medieval music. Brilliant.

1  Thank TohtoriA
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Unfortunately it wasn't open when we past, however you could still have a look around, the gardens looked to be well kept and it is a truly gorgeous house a real treasure. Google it before you go for opening times, if its as beautiful inside...More

1  Thank Tina A
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We came across this house quite by chance while wandering around Margate old town,we paid £3.50 for a joint ticket that included another museum,you are given an information card and someone was playing old world music in a room,apart from this there was no interaction...More

1  Thank twomorerollingstones
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The Tudor House is just off the Margate sea front by the Turner Gallery. It has various opening times and we were lucky that it is open on a Wednesday until 2.30pm. It is a genuine old house, built in 1525 and hidden under different...More

2  Thank Penny G
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Found this wonderful place whilst wondering around Margate Old Town. It is simply a wonderful survivor of a building, rescued from being demolished in the 1930s. The house is staffed by wonderfully knowledgeable volunteers. On the day I visited there was a volunteer playing music...More

3  Thank Sue W
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Quaint old style property, last of that type of building in town. Historical costumes and models of old buildings as were. Entrance fee £2, most reasonable for upkeep

1  Thank solentcollect
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We came to see this place but unfortunately we just missed the last entry so had to make do with looking at the property from the outside including the pretty garden. We have friends locally who told us there is not much to see inside...More

1  Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Just a fantastic house. Well worth a visit there are lots of interesting things and staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. Lots of dressing up.

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Hiya, I worked in The Tudor House as a volunteer. It's two floors with stairs inside and out the back so it's not very wheelchair friendly as it's a medieval building. The parking however, there is none for the Tudor House... More
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