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Quex Park and The Powell-Cotton Museum

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Address: Quex Park, Birchington CT7 0BH, England
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Established in the 19th Century by John Powell Powell and his successors,...

Established in the 19th Century by John Powell Powell and his successors, Quex Park is an historic country estate of over 1,800 acres in Birchington-on-Sea on the stunning Kent coast near Margate. Quex Park has in more recent times developed a bespoke leisure destination for all the family to enjoy.

Within the Park there is a Children's Indoor and Outdoor Play Centre, a Craft Village, a Garden Nursery, Quex Carriages, Quex Paintball, Build-a-base, Laser Rush, Quex Barn Farmshop and Restaurant and in the summer, a giant Maize Maze along with a packed and exciting annual events calendar for the whole family to enjoy.

One of Quex Park's best known visitor attractions is the Powell-Cotton Museum, Quex House & Gardens, which attracts visitors from near and far to engage with its eclectic mix of world-class natural history, World Cultures and Asian art. Its natural history collections are of world-class importance as a scientific resource. The Museum as well as Quex House and Gardens are open to the public and is one of the best things to do in the Canterbury area. Within the grounds there is also a beautiful wedding and functions venue Mama Feelgoods Boutique Cafe

Entry onto Quex Park is free, and each leisure facility that makes up the destination has its own opening hours and admission fees where applicable. Please see the Quex Park website for further details.

Visit us today and expect the unexpected at Quex Park

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Great day out for kids

We go here often with our children's centre pass and it's a great day out. Children other 5 get free entry! The museum is wonderful with an interactive section at the back with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gina B
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Powell-Cotton Museum was very interesting and the displays were done very well. Not a very large garden to look around but my 5 year old daughter found entertainment in climbing trees and looking at the fish in the pond. Unfortunately the house doesn't open until 1pm so we weren't able to visit on this occasion. It would be better... More 

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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go here often with our children's centre pass and it's a great day out. Children other 5 get free entry! The museum is wonderful with an interactive section at the back with stuff all the kids can play with. The gardens are lovely and great for a picnic. Mama feels good is in the grounds and it has nice... More 

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Thank Gina B
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day out. Loved the museum and could,have spent all day there. Nice cafe and lovely grounds to wander round.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited Birchington All Saints church and spoke to John Bolton ,master builder who is renovating the private Quex Chapel within .He informed us regarding Quex Park .Despite living within Kent for 40 years had never heard of it . It was a lovely sunny day arrived at 1020 ,the place was busy . Asked to be... More 

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Thank Gregg M
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing really interesting with lots of different things to do and look at. Excellent mini golf added bonus.

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Thank Lllwing
PowellCotton, Operations Manager at Quex Park and The Powell-Cotton Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I will be sure to let the team at Quex Adventure Golf know that you have enjoyed your visit there. Kind regards More 

London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We loved our visit. The museum was amazing and i could have spent all loner in there. They had explorer back pack for the children and had a fantastic room where you could hold and explore items from the museum. The garden was pretty and had lots of space to run, the walled garden was very pretty and a pleasure... More 

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Thank zebzob
PowellCotton, Operations Manager at Quex Park and The Powell-Cotton Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that you loved your visit to the Museum House & Gardens and we hope that you get the chance to come and visit us again soon. Kind regards More 

Kent England
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

I visited this attraction with three grandchildren. This attraction is local to me but I have never visited before. We loved it, it was amazing, what a jewel on our doorstep, the museum had lots to keep the children interested, the curator showed us around the house, we asked lots of questions, the facts were interesting, the kids loved the... More 

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PowellCotton, Operations Manager at Quex Park and The Powell-Cotton Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are thrilled to hear that you had a great visit to the Museum, House and Gardens and we hope that you all get the chance to visit us again soon. Kind regards More 

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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Visited a few weeks ago with my parents and my 10year old son . Wasn't sure if my son would like it , well I needn't have worried he absolutely loved it. So much to see and read it is so interesting. We shall all return. Highly recommend

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Thank Trish D
PowellCotton, Operations Manager at Quex Park and The Powell-Cotton Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad to hear that you all enjoyed your visit and found it interesting. We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards More 

Ashford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Way over priced cafe! No staff, 25 min wait for cake! On Easter Saturday! Tables had been reserved, which didn't help! Museum fab though!

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Thank claire r
PowellCotton, Operations Manager at Quex Park and The Powell-Cotton Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am sorry to hear that you did not have a good experience at the cafe and I will be sure to pass on your comments to the team. However, I am glad that you enjoyed the Museum. Kind regards More 

Dover, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Really great day out. The museum is wonderful, so much to see and do. A great combination of history and nature along side modern technology. It is also very child friendly. The gardens are lovely. The staff at the house were very friendly and informative. Had a really lovely lunch at The Mamma feel good café , all prepared to... More 

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Thank Lynda116
PowellCotton, Operations Manager at Quex Park and The Powell-Cotton Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to the team. We are glad to hear that you had a lovely visit and hope to see you again soon. Kind regards More 

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