The Caves Re-open for the 21st century
The Margate Caves re-opened its doors on Thursday 22 August 2019. Over 5,000 people came to visit the Caves during the first two weeks, many of these from the local community.
By the end of the year, the Margate Caves had already hosted its first art exhibition, scout meetings, recovery group meetings, book-binding classes and toddlers’ movement classes. The Caves Learning and Outreach Manager has been out in the local community delivering workshops on graffiti, light, geology and painting conservation and plans are well underway to develop ‘Loan Boxes’ for schools and groups to borrow.
The Community Café has established some regular customers from the neighbouring area and a team of local volunteers are on hand to help visitors enjoy their time at the Caves. After 15 years of slumber the Margate Caves has awoken. We look forward to welcoming you soon!