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Quex Park and The Powell-Cotton Museum

Quex Park, Birchington CT7 0BH, England
+44 1843 842168
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An amazing adventure

On a recent trip to Kent I took the advice of a friend and visited Quex Park and the museum. What... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Steve C
Billericay, United Kingdom
Not impressed

Visited the gardens yesterday, certainly not worth the entry charge at this time of year. The... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Anthony A
via mobile
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Established in the 19th Century by John Powell Powell and his successors, Quex Park is an historic country estate of over 1,800 acres in Birchington-on-Sea on the stunning Kent coast near Margate. Quex Park has in more recent times developed a bespoke leisure destination for all the family to enjoy. Within the Park there is a Children's Indoor and Outdoor Play Centre, a Craft Village, a Garden Nursery, Quex Carriages, Quex Paintball, Build-a-base, Laser Rush, Quex Barn Farmshop and Restaurant and in the summer, a giant Maize Maze along with a packed and exciting annual events calendar for the whole family to enjoy. One of Quex Park's best known visitor attractions is the Powell-Cotton Museum, Quex House & Gardens, which attracts visitors from near and far to engage with its eclectic mix of world-class natural history, World Cultures and Asian art. Its natural history collections are of world-class importance as a scientific resource. The Museum as well as Quex House and Gardens are open to the public and is one of the best things to do in the Canterbury area. Within the grounds there is also a beautiful wedding and functions venue Mama Feelgoods Boutique Cafe Entry onto Quex Park is free, and each leisure facility that makes up the destination has its own opening hours and admission fees where applicable. Please see the Quex Park website for further details. Visit us today and expect the unexpected at Quex Park
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Quex Park, Birchington CT7 0BH, England
+44 1843 842168
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Reviewed yesterday

On a recent trip to Kent I took the advice of a friend and visited Quex Park and the museum. What an amazing place. There was an infant school visit and it was a pleasure to see the children's faces light up at the animal...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited the gardens yesterday, certainly not worth the entry charge at this time of year. The summer would probably be a better time to visit

Thank Anthony A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were not sure what to expect from a museum full of stuffed animals, but the story behind how these came to be here is fascinating. The animal settings are well done and lots of nooks and crannies to find things in. The house and...More

Thank ChrisnViv
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to go to Quex Park House on a weekend where there was the British Heritage day going on the Sunday. We arrived on the Saturday only to be thoroughly disappointed that the house was closed for a wedding but the ticket...More

Thank jenjenss
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum holds a fascinating collection of animals. Gallery 6 is my favourite room where you can interact with the specimens!

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We weren't sure exactly what this place was going to be like but it turned out to be a really great day out. The grounds are very extensive and there are lots of things for children to do. One of the things my husband and...More

Thank WulfricSpot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Step back in time to an area gone Interesting, educational, inspirational A varied very good day out

Thank mizzm00
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fascinating and extremely absorbing museum. The Powell-Cotton collection is priceless and in its day was pioneering in the work of Zoology and conservation. On the day of our visit there was a wedding taking place, but this did not deter casual visitors like ourselves and...More

Thank Paul g
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Powell Cotton Museum is fascinating. There are a serious of chambers showing the life and adventures of the family who have owned the park during the past 200 years. Intrepid explorers brought home a wide variety of animals, weapons and artefacts from Africa, India,...More

Thank Colin D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My now husband and I had our wedding reception at quex park on Monday 31st July this year. When we went to view the venue we fell in love with it and knew it was the perfect venue for our wedding. The reception hall is...More

Thank Samantha S
PowellCotton, Operations Manager at Quex Park and The Powell-Cotton Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Congratulations to you and your husband! Thank you for your lovely comments, we will be sure to pass them on to the wedding team. Kind regards

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