open weds-sun, 10-5
At busy times - such as weekends and school holidays - we are usually only able to accommodate pre-bookings. If you wish to guarantee entry you should book tickets.
The Shell Grotto
Kent, CT9 2BU
2000 SQFT of mosaic,
made from 4.6 million shells,
in 70 fT of undergound tunnels.
THE SHELL GROTTO
The Grotto's discovery in 1835 came as a complete surprise to the people of Margate... debate has raged about the Grotto's origins ever since
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