What’s On

We’re currently open for schools, researchers, special needs groups, volunteers and special events. We’ve got some exciting events planned for Summer 2021 including Garden Open Days, Open Air Cinema and Special Tours and we can’t wait to see you. Government guidance will apply to all visits.

Your safety during COVID

The safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers is our top priority. For this reason, we ask all visitors to observe the following:

All tickets must be booked online via our website, this includes free tickets. This helps us control capacity and reduces contact when paying for tickets

Please wear a mask or face covering unless you are exempt for underlying health reasons

If you are feeling unwell, please do not visit. Follow NHS guidance. We will provide refunds to those who cannot re-book for another date

Please observe a 2m social distance from others including staff, even outdoors

We have thorough cleaning regimes in place. If you spot something that needs attention, please report it to a member of staff


We have a car park adjacent to the main museum building entrance. The parking is less than 50 metres from the main entrance. Parking is free and there are three accessible parking spaces.

There is a drop-off point with a dropped curb at the main entrance. From the car park to the entrance, there is level access. The route is a minimum of 1500mm wide.


A full accessibility statement is available here

Our gardens have concrete pathways however tree roots have made them bumpy in places and moss can make them slippery. Please take care whilst walking in the gardens. We have a full accessibility statement available

If you have a suggestion on how we can improve accessibility, please contact us enquiries@powell-cottonmuseum.org


Male, female and accessible/gender neutral toilets are available in the main museum building. Access via the ramp leading from the patio area in the gardens.

Dogs and Assistance Dogs

Assistance dogs only are allowed in the museum, house and gardens. If your assistance dog is thirsty we will provide water, please just ask a member of staff.

Eating and Drinking

You are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in the gardens. Please take your rubbish home with you.

Felicity’s cafe is situated at the front of the museum. They serve breakfasts, lunches, desserts and delicious afternoon tea’s. All their cakes are freshly baked on site. For more information and to book please visit https://felicityscafeatquex.co.uk/ or call 01843 482004. Indoor and outdoor seating available, pre-booking is advised.

How to get to us

You can get to us by car, bus and train and taxi.

There are no buses passing Quex Park. The walk from Birchington village is level and there are no hills or slopes. The bus stop is 0.7 miles / 1.1 km from Powell-Cotton Museum, House and Gardens.

The nearest train station is Birchington-on-Sea. The train station is 1 miles / 1.6 km from Powell-Cotton Museum, House and Gardens.

You can get a taxi with Central Cars who offer an accessible taxi service. Please call in advance by calling (01843) 88 88 88. They have a wheelchair accessible vehicle on request.

The Powell-Cotton Museum, Quex House and Gardens, Quex Park, Birchington, Kent, CT7 0BH.

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