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we took 30 Beaver scouts to Crampton's Tower Museum cost minimal but staff informative to every... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2018
yvonne w
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
Worth a visit!!!!

The whole thing was very interesting, there was lots to see and plenty of broadstairs and East Kent... read more

Reviewed June 14, 2018
Louise W
via mobile
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Crampton Tower The Broadway, Broadstairs CT10 2AB, England
+44 1843 871133
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed December 4, 2016

This museum is set in the old town waterworks and features railways, transport and local history. The tower is named after Thomas Crampton, a famous designer of locomotives and railways. Displays include examples of Crampton’s working drawings and models, copies of his patents, and some...More

12  Thank Sandygranny
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Reviewed June 18, 2011

Perhaps I was expecting too much on my first visit to this museum, which is located close to Broadstairs railway station. My initial impression upon entering the main open-fronted building was that I had stumbled upon a model railway club, for there were several layouts...More

6  Thank Harrovian
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Reviewed September 28, 2018

we took 30 Beaver scouts to Crampton's Tower Museum cost minimal but staff informative to every last detail. loads to see from engines, plans, history of rail travel and 1800 models. trains of every discerption. The children could play with a lot. plenty of Broadstairs...More

Thank yvonne w
Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

The whole thing was very interesting, there was lots to see and plenty of broadstairs and East Kent history. Very interactive for children and adults alike. I had great fun making the trains move round the tracks. Definitely worth a visit, the staff are lovely...More

Thank Louise W
Reviewed May 29, 2018

This is a very interesting museum that is easily overlooked but not to be missed if you like railways and public transport. There are multiple high quality model railway exhibits.

1  Thank julianeagle
Reviewed December 2, 2017 via mobile

Waited 90 minutes in queue to see santa only to find that santa was having a tea break which lasted 30 minutes. Santa didn't care that we were waiting for hours

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Reviewed December 1, 2017

This was a strange place to find ourselves. Another year we went to a Folk Week show next to the tower and I always wanted to return to have a closer look at this interesting old structure. So let me get this right. It was...More

Thank Hungry M
Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

Went to see the lovely vintage train sets set out and run by enthusiasts who love the work that they do.

Thank ghearsey
Reviewed October 1, 2017

The volunteer guide was very informative about an unsung hero. A fascinating place. We have recommended it to our son, especially as somewhere to take our small grandson at Christmas.

1  Thank Ezzie70
Reviewed September 18, 2017

Me and my master Rogan popped in and were amazed by all the lovely train sets they have. Crampton was an engineer and inventor. The museum has train layouts and one is suitable for children to play with and there is one where they can...More

Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

Small museum and interesting find. Spent around an hour talking with the staff and exploring the tower and dome. Great for history buffs and model railway enthusiasts. Would love to go to the top of the tower but it wasn't open to the public, hopefully...More

Thank nicolasutton958
Reviewed July 11, 2017

If your into train sets then this is the place for you .Its only a small building in size but it carries a lot of history with it .Ideal for maybe an hours visit .

Thank ghearsey
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