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Margate Tudor House

King Street | Margate, Margate CT9 1QE, England
+44 1843 231213
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We went to the Tudor House we young children, it costs hardly anything, it's interesting for the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
James G
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Tudor gem in need of a fundamental rethink!

This is an absolute gem of a building - timber frame and wattle and daub construction over 4... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went to the Tudor House we young children, it costs hardly anything, it's interesting for the children, even if they don't quite understand it all. Added bonus of being able to do some colouring and then dressing up in Tudor clothes. For just £2...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an absolute gem of a building - timber frame and wattle and daub construction over 4 centuries it has seen through the major overhauls of Margate's identity from port to seaside resort to Turner museum refurb. The committee into whose hands this building...More

Thank Carrie P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We unfortunately only got to see wit from the outside as it was not open to view the interior on the day we went but it is a gorgeous piece of authentic Tudor architecture.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Changed the day of our trip to Margate to coincide with the days open according to the Internet, and as in turned out on the notice in the grounds. Unfortunately the house was not open due to a lack of volunteers. Pity, sounded interesting and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely stunning building with loads of history from the 16th century through the years to a wonderfully knowledgeable pair of volunteers at the desk to brief on entry. They even have a whole bunch of period costumes upstairs for dressing up and obligatory being silly...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2018

We were recommended a visit to the Tudor house on our visit to Margate. It is a beautiful building with a fascinating history. The staff were friendly and helpful and there are pretty gardens to walk in. A must see if you want to explore...More

1  Thank ilovecake2015
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

This is a good insight into Tudor life for adults and children. There's loads of information in the house, it's apparently 80% original and the staff are a bunch of friendly volunteers. Definitely go.

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

A great way to learn about history, great place to visit with the children and a relaxed way to spend an hour or two depending on how curious you are.

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

The staff are friendly, knowledgeable. The attraction is fun and short. The dress up is a blast!....

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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

This building is the oldest building in Margate. It’s amazing to think that it’s still around after so many years. The visit is quick and pretty straight forward as there are only a few rooms (wooden stairs can be quite tricky if you’re not careful),...More

Thank Stella C
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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
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