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Margate Tudor House

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Address: King Street | Margate, Margate CT9 1QE, England
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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived as first visitors on a cold winter Sunday morning. The first thing we had was a wonderful performance of Tudor music by a harpsichord player who chatted to us for some time about Tudor music. Then upstairs we got to discuss Tudor costume with an expert in historical dress. All volunteers. The sketches and photos of the house... More 

Thank GillK26
Margate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The oldest - or one of the oldest - houses in Margate; intriguing history of the house and the town. Very charming!

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Margate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

The staff are fantastic. They do theme weekends like Halloween, Christmas etc. A very interesting and worthwhile attraction for Margate. Keep up the good work, volunteers.

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Thought we would have a look at this as it is only a 3 minute walk from the Turner Gallery. Unfortunately it was closed up for the christmas period so we only got to walk round the outside and take a few photos. Would recommend looking on the internet to see when it is open before visiting as we met... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Lots of historical references and very quaint. Easy to walk to from the centre and to walk back. It's a lovely part of Margate.

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Firstly the staff here really make this Tudor house great, they are friendly, knowledgable and keen to encourage visitors, especially the young, to appreciate the history of the property. The Tudor House itself has a very interesting past and being one of the oldest properties in Thanet, it is well worth seeing for yourself, but you'll get the most out... More 

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Margate Kent U.K.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is a piece of History on our doorstep, dedicated local volunteers work tirelessly to bring this hitherto neglected gem to the attention of all visitors there are several events connected with this pay a visit only £1.50 entrance fee £2.50 if you buy a joint ticket to the Margate Museum, excellent value!

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Kent, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Great little place,the volunteers are very nice and will talk to you about things.The two ladies upstairs with the clothes section was great with my girl telling her about the old fashion and the guy downstairs playing the music was fantastic.A nice garden with a few bits for the children to play with.The fee to get in was really low,I... More 

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