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Curious Margate - discover Margate's wonders...

Margate is a living cabinet of Curiosity with spectacular and bizarre wonders everywhere for you to find...

Take a tour around Margate's historical Old Town with its rich mix of vintage shops and vibrant cafes. Meander up the High Street where history and curious objects abound. Venture along the seafront to nearby Cliftonville where you'll find our famous Shell Grotto and enigmatic Walpole Bay Hotel.

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A number of shops, restaurants, cafes and attractions in Margate have curious displays. But which is your favourite?

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Curious Margate is a project inspired by the exhibition Curiosity: Art and the Pleasures of Knowing at Turner Contemporary 25 May - 15 September 2013.

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Curious Margate participants

Old Town
Beaux Interieurs, Breuer & Dawson, Cafe Alma, Cupcake Cafe & The Shop, Cushy's Hair Design, Kings Emporium, Lady Tesla’s loose leaves and mud, The Mad Hatter Tea Rooms, Madam Popoff Vintage, Make lounge margate, Margate Gallery, Margate Museum of Monstrosities (Media Centre), Margate Retro, Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe, Mullins brasserie, Papillon Interiors, Paraphernalia, Pie Factory Gallery, Property tree, Punkaboo, Qing, Rough Trade, The Frame Centre, The Grossmith Gallery, Tudor House, Vincent Cottage Company, Margate Museum

High Street and seafront/Harbour Arm
Crafted Naturally
GB Pizza Co
Hunky Dory 24
Kiss Me Quick
Proper Coffee House
Turner Gain
Turner Handel Traditional Toys
The Seaside Portrait Studio

Pick 'n Paint a Pot - Pottery Painting/ Ceramic Studio
Shell Grotto
RJ Scotts Antiques
Tom Thumb Theatre
Walpole Bay Hotel

Budget bazaar gift shop