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Margate Tudor House

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Address: King Street | Margate, Margate CT9 1QE, England
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01843 231213

The Tudor house in Margate, thought to be one of the oldest of its kind in...

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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An authentic Tudor experience

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... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Penny G
London, England, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 with the public which was a shame as we had many questions that whent un... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 architectural styles until discovered and renovated in 1950's. It is a two story building with... More 

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 from the Tudor time and it was beautiful and echoed around the building adding to... More 

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 but we would still like to come back and have a look.

Thank sheepygold
London, United Kingdom
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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.

Thank lazybreak
Margate, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

The Tudor house in Margate is a must visit location for any historical/ culture lovers. If I remember correctly it's very little to enter if not now free!

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Walking to the shell grotto we came across the Tudor house. Only open weekends and now Fridays as well. So we were unable to enter as we visited on a Monday. It's lovely to look at outside. Would be interested to see what inside is like as well.. Love the listening wall just next door as well

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

Beautiful example of a Tudor House, thought to be the oldest house in Margate. We didn't have a chance to go inside but were able to walk around the perimeter and admire the house and gardens. Will go inside on my return to the town.

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Deal, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

Went to the Tudor House on cold but sunny Sunday in January. A combined ticket for the House and the Museum is £3, great value. the house is a good example of a Tudor building, it has had bits and pieces restored, but is largely as built in the Tudor era. The staff who are all volunteers are extremely helpful... More 

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