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Museum Metamorphosis

A collaboration with the Museum of British Folklore has resulted in a transformation in the way the Grotto is interpreted.

Simon Costin worked with the Grotto to re-design and curate the museum room, creating an atmospheric and informative new space. “We’re really proud of it,” says Sarah Vickery, owner of the Grotto. “And we owe a debt of thanks to everyone who helped us.”

The Friends of the Shell Grotto contributed to the cost of refurbishment and the Friends’ Archivist, Chris Pearson, put in many hours of research to ensure the accuracy of all the new information.



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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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