Welcome to Thanet
Welcome to Thanet - Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate
The Hornby Visitor Centre is located in Margate in Thanet on the north-eastern tip of Kent.
The beauty of breaks in Thanet is that whatever your interests, whatever your mood, whatever you age, there is always something enticing to do.
With award-winning beaches and bays, history and heritage to discover, spectacular art galleries, our unique towns - Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate are waiting to be visited. To help plan your trip, check out the Visit Thanet website for what to see and do, latest events, where to eat and drink, to book your accommodation and how to get to our marvellous resorts.
Turner Contemporary is a dynamic visual arts organisation that believes in making art open, relevant and fulfilling for all. Inspired by JMW Turner’s sense of enquiry, it offers a space for everyone to embrace their curiosity and to discover different ways of seeing, thinking and learning.
Situated on Margate’s seafront, on the same site where Turner stayed when visiting the town, the gallery is the largest exhibition space in the South East, outside of London.
Quex Park - Home of The Powell-Cotton Museum
The Powell-Cotton Museum, Quex House and Gardens offer the visitor the opportunity to view the world-class collection of natural history from Africa and Asia collected by Major Powell-Cotton at the turn of the 19th Century, enjoy the rare treasures and furnishings of this Victorian Country House and relax in the beautiful gardens and tearooms.
After a visit to the Museum enjoy a stroll around Quex Park for some Family Fun at Jungle Jims and visit the Secret Garden for an inspirational range of plants, pots and stoneware. There’s also plenty to see and do at the Quex Craft Village and fine local produce to buy and enjoy in the The Quex Barn Farmers’ Market and Hayloft Restaurant. Plenty for all the family to see and do.
RAF Manston History Museum
Manston started its Aviation days as a Royal Naval Station in 1916, with a base at Westgate Bay for seaplanes. The Second World War brought the Battle of Britain. Barnes Wallis arrived in 1943 to test his bouncing bomb at nearby Reculver, before the Dam Busters carried out their famous raid. The RAF Manston History Museum is adjacent to the Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Museum for a great
Crampton Tower Museum
A fascinating small museum partly housed in a flint tower adjacent to Broadstairs Railway Station. Thomas Russel Crampton is perhaps chiefly remembered as a designer of locomotives and of railways, but he was also concerned with gas, water works and the submarine telegraph cable.
St. Peter's Village Tour
The St Peter's Village Tour offers four free award winning guided walks around the historic village and churchyard of St Peter's, Broadstairs in Kent. The Tours are arranged by a team of 110 volunteers.
Sarah Thorne Theatre Club
The Sarah Thorne Theatre Club was formed to present quality professional plays, music and theatre to East Kent and beyond, with the aim to restore the intimate Memorial Theatre, in St Peters Road, Broadstairs to full local community use.