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Discover a world of mystery underground in the atmospheric Margate Caves.

Once an Iron Age settlement, a working mine and now a modern visitor attraction, the caves sit on the border of Margate and Cliftonville. Comprising a community building, café, shop, exhibition spaces and an array of underground nooks and crannies, there’s plenty to explore here – discover how the landscape, ecology and geology of the Margate area have become entwined with the town’s social and cultural history.

The caves also run an outreach programme for schools and local groups, as well as providing opportunities and training for local residents.

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Margate Caves

Northdown Road, Margate, Kent, CT9 1FG

01843 838035


Opening times

Easter to October Half Term- Monday to Sunday 10am to 5pm, last admission 4.30pm

November to Easter- Friday, Saturday & Sunday 11am to 4pm, last admission 3.30pm

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