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Margate Tudor House

King Street | Margate, Margate CT9 1QE, England
+44 1843 231213
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Live music and interesting costume display- A chance to dress up!

We particularly enjoyed the period live music (which happened to be on as a volunteer musician was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Margate, United Kingdom
Tudor treasure of a house with a treasure of volunteers

Just the sight of this house, sitting on its corner, was evocative. It was easy to imagine it being... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
London, United Kingdom
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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
+44 1843 231213
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We particularly enjoyed the period live music (which happened to be on as a volunteer musician was playing). The tudor costume display was interesting and even though we are no longer little girls (both somewhat over 21) we tried on various hats and hoods for...More

1  Thank MAC3501936
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Just the sight of this house, sitting on its corner, was evocative. It was easy to imagine it being much that way originally. We knew of its limited opening hours so that's when we turned up. The interior has many features that inform the idea...More

1  Thank Janetelle
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

I didn't realise this house was so central to Margate. It's a beautiful house, loving looked after with a team of dedicated and friendly volunteers. If you have children or are just a kid at heart like me, then dressing up is available. Worth a...More

1  Thank bex_4_11
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We popped here on a visit to Margate & it was open!! It was my 1st internal visit! Very interesting & worth a visit!

1  Thank C8689BCbenjaminh
Reviewed 8 October 2017

This is a treasure but not open nearly enough. There is an ornate original ceiling which has been preserved more by accident than design. It is a wonder it has survived at all. For careful children it is a fascinating look at 'olden times'; are...More

1  Thank 3ba2017
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We visited the Margate Museum first and bought a combined ticket for £3 each, had we not done so we probably wouldn't have called in. Very little to see and being self guided was a little disappointing. Very basic and not much to see. I'd...More

1  Thank 4ChordsNoNet
Reviewed 14 September 2017

A lovely quaint Tudor House situated next to the old town .When coming to Margate come and see this attraction and watch the children's faces light up

2  Thank ghearsey
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately we missed the opening times and it was gated it up by the time we walked there. Therefore I can only comment on the exterior which was lovely, quaint and kept in great condition.

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Very similarly to the last reviewer, we opened the latch while the building was closed and there was Cliff, offering to give us a tour anyway. A moment's doubt when he said he would have to lock us in. He was extremely knowledgeable and had...More

3  Thank MilesN957
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We visited the Tudor house, not realising it was actually closed to the public at the time. The door was open so we went in and nearly scared the life out of Cliff, the volunteer who was practicing Tudor compositions on the keyboard. Fortunately, he...More

3  Thank kaaate7
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John L
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Response from jessiccawoodgate96 | Reviewed this property |
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