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Powell-Cotton Museum

Birchington, Kent, England

  • Exhibition room at Powell-Cotton Museum in Birchington
  • Outside view of Powell-Cotton Museum in Birchington
  • Gardens at Powell-Cotton Museum in Birchington

Attraction Information

  • Museums and Art Galleries icon Museums and Art Galleries

Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

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.


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Powell-Cotton Museum's website
01843 842168

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

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

More Information

Eating information

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.


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

Gift shop

Our lovely shop offers a variety of toys, gifts and books.

Baby food facilities

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.


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