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Quex Park and The Powell-Cotton Museum

Quex Park, Birchington CT7 0BH, England
+44 1843 842168
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Quex park what a crap hole!

Visited here with the children for a fun day out somewhere different and it was terrible! The... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
lady539184
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Kent, United Kingdom
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Superb

The Powell-Cotton museum is an amazing place, brim full of incredible zoological and cultural items... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
PuffPastry
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Essex, United Kingdom
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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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“stuffed animals” (56 reviews)
“walled garden” (22 reviews)
“the barn” (18 reviews)
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Quex Park, Birchington CT7 0BH, England
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+44 1843 842168
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited here with the children for a fun day out somewhere different and it was terrible! The jungle jims outdoor play area is so old and unsafe! The zip line is a health and safety issue! The line is just looped around a wobbly old...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Powell-Cotton museum is an amazing place, brim full of incredible zoological and cultural items and specimens. The huge diaramas with dramatic displays of stuffed animals are breath-taking, as is the plethora of tribal artefacts collected from Africa and other continents. (Nowadays such ventures would...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is situated within the grounds of Quex Park and the Powell-Cotton museum, near the main entrance. My wife and I visited on a Saturday evening in mid-April for dinner. It was a lovely evening, and we took our seats at a table in...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Museum has 6 diaramas of stuffed African and Indian animals which were collected over a Century ago by the ancestor of the Powell-Cotton family. It is the best Natural History exhibition of its subject - rivalling the Natural History Museum in Kensington. The taxidermy...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic day here on Easter Monday. They had lots laid on for children, including face painting and an Easter bunny. My 4 year old daughter absolutely loved it. They have an explorers rucksack and explorer hat available for children to use, such...More

Thank Andrew W
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

An amazing place. Great friendly helpful staff. Adventure golf is a fantastic course with some really interesting holes to play. Well thought course and route and beautiful gardens. We arrived on Easter Saturday in the rain but still great. The Powell-Cotton Museum is wonderful, very...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Lovely museum,very informative and well displayed. Loved the exhibits and the interactive room,which was a new addition to me(I had visited many years previously). The gardens were beautiful and I enjoyed thoroughly walking through them. Also I had a lovely Meringue tea at the on-site...More

Thank Jane P
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Went into Quex today at 11.10 am for a coffee and a sandwich was told they do not do sandwiches until midday!!!! They do a breakfast sandwich and breakfast so why can’t they do sandwiches at 11.15am it does not state on the menu that...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

what a great place for a wedding venue. everything went well the staff were excellent and everyone had a great time. we stayed in a caravan just round the corner at birchington vale that was also excellent booked through airbnb but believe you can book...More

Thank Peter A
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Hi I have stayed at this site and camped in the stunning gardens there is a great museum and has a old Victorian feel great farm house and fresh produce shop had breakfast in the restaurant was very large portions and staff service is good...More

Thank john w
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Had a really fantastic afternoon at the Madpotter (pottery painting) really friendly with lots of tea and biscuits such a selection of items to paint, shall definately be going again next week to continue with my art work... More
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