Welcome to The Margate Caves

Originally opened to the public in 1863, the Margate Caves will reopen for the next generation of explorers in Summer 2019.

Over the last eight years The Margate Caves Community Education Trust (TMCCET) and the Friends of Margate Caves have been working to restore the Caves to their former glory and build a brand new Visitor Centre on the previously abandoned site.

Our website is also under construction. However, you will still be able to find information on these pages about the history of the site, job opportunities, joining our community as a volunteer or information about how you can help protect the Margate Caves for future generations to enjoy. If you would like to learn more about the Caves or TMCCET please feel free to contact us.

Don’t forget to check back on our website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter for future job opportunities and news about our grand opening!

WHAT’S NEW

Construction Update

Construction Update

Walls are going up! The timber parapet to the roof is now complete, and the block work on internal walls...

Archive Donations

Archive Donations

We’ve had some very generous donations to our archive over the last few weeks. If you have any Cave memorabilia...

Excavations for New Stairs

Excavations for New Stairs

With thanks to our friends at Kaner Olette for the photo, here are the excavations for our new stairs into...

Cliftonville Games

Cliftonville Games

Our visitors did some great chalk drawings of our cave animals, and we once again met lots of people who wanted to share their memories of visiting the Caves

Caves Conservation Underway

Caves Conservation Underway

More than 80 artists have created original postcard-sized artworks to feature in our exhibition and auction on the Margate Harbour Arm Gallery on Saturday 16 September. 

Deer Painting