Broadstairs is a quiet seaside resort with narrow winding streets and a sandy beach ½ mile from the station. Broadstairs was the favourite resort of Charles Dickens and a Dickens Festival is held in June.
A museum dedicated to Thomas Crampton (1816-1888), a Victorian civil engineer from Broadstairs.
Models, drawings, patents and local railwayana. Exhibits relating to local buses and trams.
Working model railway layouts.
Open Apr-Oct, SSu 1400-1630.
Dickens' letters and personal belongings. Prints, costumes and Victoriana. The house has links with
Dickens' novel David Copperfield.
Open Easter-Oct, WThFSSu 1300-1630, Daily from 1000 in Aug.