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Crampton Tower Museum

Crampton Tower The Broadway, Broadstairs CT10 2AB, England
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Disappointed with santa visit

Waited 90 minutes in queue to see santa only to find that santa was having a tea break which lasted... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2017
Margate, United Kingdom
via mobile
That was interesting.

This was a strange place to find ourselves. Another year we went to a Folk Week show next to the... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2017
Hungry M
Minster, United Kingdom
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Crampton Tower The Broadway, Broadstairs CT10 2AB, England
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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Waited 90 minutes in queue to see santa only to find that santa was having a tea break which lasted 30 minutes. Santa didn't care that we were waiting for hours

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Reviewed 1 December 2017

This was a strange place to find ourselves. Another year we went to a Folk Week show next to the tower and I always wanted to return to have a closer look at this interesting old structure. So let me get this right. It was...More

Thank Hungry M
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Went to see the lovely vintage train sets set out and run by enthusiasts who love the work that they do.

Thank ghearsey
Reviewed 1 October 2017

The volunteer guide was very informative about an unsung hero. A fascinating place. We have recommended it to our son, especially as somewhere to take our small grandson at Christmas.

Thank Ezzie70
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Me and my master Rogan popped in and were amazed by all the lovely train sets they have. Crampton was an engineer and inventor. The museum has train layouts and one is suitable for children to play with and there is one where they can...More

Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Small museum and interesting find. Spent around an hour talking with the staff and exploring the tower and dome. Great for history buffs and model railway enthusiasts. Would love to go to the top of the tower but it wasn't open to the public, hopefully...More

Thank nicolasutton958
Reviewed 11 July 2017

If your into train sets then this is the place for you .Its only a small building in size but it carries a lot of history with it .Ideal for maybe an hours visit .

Thank ghearsey
Reviewed 7 June 2017

A lovely place to visit for children of all ages, 5 - 95, with an interest in model railways. Our grandchildren enjoyed watching the exhibition set-ups, which were very impressive, and especially enjoyed the hands-on tracks which they could operate. We spent about 90 minutes...More

Thank JohnCRotherham
Reviewed 27 April 2017

If you're interestedl in some unusual local history this is the place to be. Elderly, enthusiastic volunteers willing to impart their knowledge in a non overly commercialised setting. Model trains with one very impressive layout, plenty of old photographs of local transport and history set...More

Thank Metal_MickeyNo1
Reviewed 4 December 2016

This museum is set in the old town waterworks and features railways, transport and local history. The tower is named after Thomas Crampton, a famous designer of locomotives and railways. Displays include examples of Crampton’s working drawings and models, copies of his patents, and some...More

12  Thank Sandygranny
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