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Due to COVID-19 government restrictions, the museum is currently closed. The gardens are open for special events only.
From the 17th May 2021, in line with government guidance, we hope the museum will be open for school visits, researchers and special events. The museum will remain closed for day to day visits whilst we continue our programme of ‘Reimagining’.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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.
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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