The Friends of Margate Caves campaign group was created in early 2011. Its aim is to see the caves re-opened as a tourist attraction and to prevent development on the site that would prevent such use.
In January 2011 Thanet District Council, which owns the caves, announced that it could not afford to restore them to use as an attraction. At this time they removed the entrance building and concreted over the existing entrance.
We are very grateful for any donations. If you would like to make a donation to the Friends of Margate Caves, please do so c/o The Shell Grotto, Grotto Hill, Margate CT9 2BU or through the PayPal button below. Thank you.