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Underground Thanet Event


The Friends of the Shell Grotto have announced their next event, which will be a fundraiser for our good pals at the Friends of Margate Caves. UNDERGROUND THANET: An illustrated talk by Rod LeGear Thursday 8 November, 7pm, £4 Walpole Bay Hotel, Fifth Avenue, Cliftonville The talk will look at many examples of Thanet’s rich underground heritage including: the enigmatic Shell Grotto (that’s us!); air raid shelters from both world wars; underground chapels; and tunnels used by smugglers. There will also be a detailed look at the chequered history of the Margate Caves with the story being brought up to date with news of the Friends of Margate Caves’ plans for the future of this classic Margate attraction.

The author of Underground Thanet, Rod is founder and principle Field Officer of the Kent Underground Research Group. He has more than 40 years’ experience in surveying and recording underground sites in Kent.

Doors open 6.30pm. Talk begins 7pm. Interval bar.

Tickets are free to pre-booked Friends of the Shell Grotto, £4 for non-members.  Pre-booking is essential on 01843 220008.  Or if you would like to buy tickets via Paypal you can do so here.


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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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