AddressQuex Park, Park Lane
Tel01843 842168
Tags Disabled Access Parking Available Historic Building Museum Park / Green / Gardens

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Museum and Gardens opening information:

Tuesday to Sunday inclusive 10 am - 5 pm (plus Bank Holiday Mondays). Opening dates: Tuesday 16th January 2018 - Sunday 16th December 2018

Quex House opening information:

Tuesday to Sunday* inclusive 1 pm - 4 pm (plus Bank Holiday Mondays). Opening dates: Sunday 1st April 2018 - Wednesday 31st October 2018.
*Please note that Quex House may be closed due to weddings and current closures can be found at


Museum, House & Gardens: Adults £8.95; concessions/students £6.50; family ticket (2 adults & 2 children) £27.50 and carers for disabled/under 5's are free

Gardens only: Adults £4.95; concessions/students £3.50; family ticket (2 adults & 2 children) £15.00 and carers for disabled/under 5's are free

There are also café facilities based on the Quex Park Estate and details can be found at

Welcome to one of the UK's most fascinating visitor attractions, the home of the Powell-Cotton family and its extraordinary collection of treasures.

Quex Museum was established in 1896 by Major Percy Horace Gordon Powell-Cotton (1866 -1940) to house natural history specimens and cultural objects collected on expeditions to Asia and Africa. This world-class collection supports the study, understanding and simple enjoyment of the zoological, cultural and ecological diversity of Africa and the Indian sub-continent.

Further galleries in the Museum contain local archaeology as well as textiles, weaponry and a range of ceramics, jade and ivory from Europe, China and Japan, an assemblage of six generations of the Powell-Cotton family.

The 15th-century Quex Estate was purchased by the financier John Powell in 1777 and the Regency-period Quex House was completed by his nephew in 1813. The house was remodelled and extended in the late 19th century. The beautiful gardens to be seen today were developed in Victorian times.

Whether you are looking for a family day out or a quiet stroll in beautiful surroundings, we look forward to seeing you at Quex.

Quex Museum, House & Gardens lie at the heart of Quex Park on the southern boundary of Birchington, a coastal village west of Margate in Kent, about 75 miles from London, 12 miles from the historic city of Canterbury and 4 miles from the ferry port of Ramsgate . By road: from London take the M2, or from Canterbury the A28, and follow signs for Margate. As you enter Birchington, Quex Museum (the Powell-Cotton Collection) is clearly signposted alongside All Saints Church (which is on your left). Turn right into Park Lane following directions to Acol. The entrance to Quex Park and the Museum is half a mile along on the left. By rail: The journey from London Victoria to Birchington-on-Sea takes around one and three quarter hours. The pleasant one-mile walk along Station Road and Park Lane takes about twenty minutes, although taxis are available. By bus: Thanet’s No.8 bus stops at Birchington Square. The half-mile walk along Park Lane and into Quex Park takes under ten minutes.

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