Broadstairs, Kent

Broadstairs Postcard

Broadstairs is a charming seaside town that combines many bays and beaches with a small historic harbour town dotted with gardens and ancient fishermen's cottages.

The town is lively and jolly providing family entertainment throughout the summer, with music, festivals and fayres.

Viking bay beach offers the full range of amenities including a fun park, donkey rides, surfboard hire and lifeguards.

Broadstairs's Local Attractions

The Bandstand at Broadstairs provides free entertainment on Sunday afternoons in the summer months and occasional special events at other times of the year. Contact Broadstairs Town Council for further information.

This fascinating small museum is partly housed in a flint tower adjacent to the Broadstairs Railway Station. Thomas Russel Crampton is perhaps chiefly remembered as a designer of locomotives and of railways and the museum contains various models, graphics and working drawings connected with the railways in the area. Also on display are some items relating to the Thanet Electric Tramways.

Once the home of Miss Strong, on whom Charles Dickens based much of the David Copperfield character, Miss Betsey Trotwood, This lovely old house is now a fascinating museum. Amongst the exhibits celebrating Dickens association with Broadstairs is the parlour, carefully restored from Dickens' own notes and illustrations of the time.

The Hornby Visitor Centre will take you on a fascinating journey through the history of Britain's best loved toys, like Hornby Model Railways, Scalextric, Corgi and Airfix Models.

Lillyputt is a family run, 12 hole mini golf centre. Fun for all the family, or just sit back and relax in the tea-rooms while the kids amuse themselves.

Set in the heart of the Royal Harbour, the museum has 4 galleries of exhibits telling the maritime history of the area with permanent displays on the development of the Harbour, Navigation, Fishing, Lifeboats and Shipwrecks.

Feel like Gulliver on his travels and see a little of the English countryside in miniature with Olde Worlde houses in their picturesque village settings.

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