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Shell Grotto, Margate, Kent

Shell Grotto
Grotto Hill
Margate
Kent

CT9 2BU | View map
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The Shell Grotto is one of the world1s most mysterious places: a series of underground rooms and passageways covered by 2000sqft of exquisite shell mosaic. Discovered in 1835, nobody knows who created it, although many believe it is a 2000-year-old temple. The Mystery Museum encourages visitors to draw their own conclusions.

Also on site is a large shop, offering a wide range of gifts, and the Eighth Wonder Café, serving hot and cold drinks, snacks and cakes.

Adults say: Awe-inspiring... a truly major national site. Time Out Children say: It1s brilliant. I want to live here, Tom, aged 8

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Months Open: Daily: Easter - Oct; 10 - 5
Winter : Weekends only; 11 - 4
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes
Discount for Groups: Yes
Car Parking: Yes - On road
Admission Price: Adults: £2
Children: £1
Gift Shop: Yes
Catering: Café

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