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Jubilee at the Realm of shells

This Half Term we’re celebrating Queens of all kinds, including our own drag queen Shelly Grotto, seen here at her recent Coronation event in the Altar Room.

Our conservator Rob Smith custom made Shelly her crown jewels and the royal collection will be on display - under lock and key naturally - in the Museum Room over Half Term. Inspired by Rob’s creations, we have hand-made paper crowns for children (and adults!) to colour and wear. We’ll have 70 to hand out every day from Monday 30th - we do like to treat everyone like Royalty here! Pre-booking for the Grotto is recommended.

Photo by Elissa Cray.

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We've put together a FAQs list so you can find out all about booking tickets, our COVID safety measures and what to expect from a visit to the Grotto.

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TRIP ADVISOR AWARD 2020

We're pleased and proud to say that we have been awarded a 2020 Traveller's Choice Award, putting us in the top 10% of attractions on the site worldwide.

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IN MEMORY:
CHRIS PEARSON

We're incredibly saddened by the death of Chris Pearson, who has died at the age of 68. Chris served as an archivist for both the Shell Grotto and Margate Caves.

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