Open daily, 10-5
including bank holidays, until 4 September
then open weds-sun through September
Kent, CT9 2BU
At busy times - such as weekends and school holidays - we are sometimes only able to accommodate pre-bookings. If you wish to guarantee entry you should book tickets.
2000 SQFT OF MOSAIC,
4.6 MILLION SHELLS,
70 FT OF TUNNELS
HISTORY OF 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.
Learn about our continuing efforts to protect this unique Grade I listed site and find out more about how you can get involved and support us.