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Powell-Cotton Museum

  • Birchington
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

The Museum at Quex Park in Kent had its origins in a pavilion built in the garden in 1896 to house the growing collection of natural history gathered by the young Percy Powell-Cotton on a series of amazing trips to the wildest areas of northern India and Tibet.
Although a hunter and collector all his life, from the beginning Percy was also interested in the people of the countries he travelled in and he brought back examples of a wide range of material that illustrates their lives and cultures.
Many subsequent trips to Africa added to the collections and, inspired by his lifetime of travel and adventure, Major Powell-Cotton created a unique Museum in Kent to reflect the experiences of his travels and show the world to people at home in England.
Several rooms in Quex House are open to the public during the Summer Season and provide a special addition to a visit to the Museum.
Enjoy the seasonal delights of Quex Gardens your way, wander through the Victorian Walled Garden and explore the greenhouses and rare cucumber pit. Glimpse birds of prey hovering in the wide open skies or stroll along the woodland walks and discover a wealth of wildlife. Or simply relax with a picnic and savour the peace and tranquillity watching the sunlight glisten on the fountain pond with its listed statues and monument.

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Opening hours

Opening hours are subject to change. Please call the attraction directly to avoid disappointment.


Adults: £8.50, Concessions: £6.00, Under 5's: Free

Travel & Contact Information


Quex Park, Birchington, Kent, CT7 0BH, England

Phone number

01843 842168



Click here to visit Powell-Cotton Museum's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Ladies and gents toilets available and also a disabled toilet and baby changing area.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Powell-Cotton Museum has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Baby food and bottles can be heated upon request. Please ask a member of our team for assistance and they will be delighted to assist.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

The award winning Mama Feelgoods Boutique Cafe offers our visitors a delicious variety of breakfasts, lunches and cream teas. A large menu of cold and hot drinks are available. Kentish ice creams also available.

Yes, Powell-Cotton Museum is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Powell-Cotton Museum have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Powell-Cotton Museum has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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