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Powell-Cotton Museum

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Exhibition room at Powell-Cotton Museum in Birchington

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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.

Opening hours

General opening times
aturday & Sunday, please check website for times.

Seasonal opening times - 12th February - 30th October
Saturday & Sunday 11:00 - 16:00

We are open at weekends and bank holidays:
February - March 11:00 - 15:00
April - August 11:00 - 16:00
September - October 11:00 - 15:00



Quex Park,
CT7 0BH,

Phone number

01843 842168


£2.50 per person -  all ages
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