Margate Museum

The story of the town

Market Place, Margate CT9 1ER

Located in the second oldest building in the town, the Grade-II-listed Margate Museum previously served as the town hall, police station and magistrates’ court. Inside, visitors will discover how Margate evolved from a small farming and fishing village to a salt-water resort for the wealthy, before the arrival of paddle-steamers and the railway in the 19th century transformed it into a seaside destination for the working classes. Entry is £1.50 and free guided tours are available.