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Friends of the Shell Grotto Formed

This summer finally saw the formation of a Friends group for the Grotto. This independent trust is run by a team of committed volunteers who are working closely with us here at the Grotto. Their aims are:

  • to promote, conserve and preserve the Shell Grotto as a unique historical monument

  • to advance education by raising awareness of the historical value of the site

  • to acquire, display, research and document historical artefacts and memorabilia

  • to research and document the origins and subsequent uses of the Grotto.

Membership starts at just £10 a year and provides loads of benefits:

  • free unlimited entry to the Grotto

  • invitations to Friends’ events such as tours, talks and performances

  • twice-yearly copies of the Friends’ Newsletter

  • opportunities to volunteer at the Grotto

  • deals and discounts at various museums, theatres and shops.

Everyone who joins the Friends will be making a valuable contribution to the future of the Grotto.


Here's Sonia and James from Theatre of the Small at a Friends' event.


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FAQS 
2021 SEASON

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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