We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Quex Park and The Powell-Cotton Museum

Quex Park, Birchington CT7 0BH, England
+44 1843 842168
Review Highlights
Not bad

I've visited previously and again, the museum is brilliant, first class. However, the hose is a bit... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
Unexpectedly brilliant morning

I visited here with friends and our 6 children all under 3 years old. We didn't know how suitable... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Hannah W
Ashford, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 377 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
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
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“stuffed animals” (56 reviews)
“quex house” (25 reviews)
“walled garden” (21 reviews)
Quex Park, Birchington CT7 0BH, England
+44 1843 842168
Write a Review
Reviews (377)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 374 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've visited previously and again, the museum is brilliant, first class. However, the hose is a bit bland and could have been better.

Thank BradleyGas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here with friends and our 6 children all under 3 years old. We didn't know how suitable it would be for the little ones, but ended up having a brilliant time. The children all got to wear explorer hats and little rucksacks full...More

Thank Hannah W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I where visiting Kent when we discovered this very lovely visitor's attractions and was very impressed. The gardens are lovely,the house interesting however the Powell cotton museum I thought was amazing especially for young kids and all ages.plus there is so much...More

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a recent trip to Kent I took the advice of a friend and visited Quex Park and the museum. What an amazing place. There was an infant school visit and it was a pleasure to see the children's faces light up at the animal...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the gardens yesterday, certainly not worth the entry charge at this time of year. The summer would probably be a better time to visit

Thank Anthony A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were not sure what to expect from a museum full of stuffed animals, but the story behind how these came to be here is fascinating. The animal settings are well done and lots of nooks and crannies to find things in. The house and...More

Thank ChrisnViv
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to go to Quex Park House on a weekend where there was the British Heritage day going on the Sunday. We arrived on the Saturday only to be thoroughly disappointed that the house was closed for a wedding but the ticket...More

Thank jenjenss
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

The museum holds a fascinating collection of animals. Gallery 6 is my favourite room where you can interact with the specimens!

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We weren't sure exactly what this place was going to be like but it turned out to be a really great day out. The grounds are very extensive and there are lots of things for children to do. One of the things my husband and...More

Thank WulfricSpot
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Step back in time to an area gone Interesting, educational, inspirational A varied very good day out

Thank mizzm00
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Strawberry Fields Coffee House
93 reviews
.95 km away
The Powell Bar and Restaurant
184 reviews
.97 km away
145 reviews
1.24 km away
Seabell Fish & Chips
102 reviews
1.24 km away
Nearby Attractions
Quex Park Paintball
56 reviews
.29 km away
Jungle Jim's
70 reviews
.28 km away
Quex Adventure Golf
18 reviews
.17 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Quex Park and The Powell-Cotton Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines