Quex Park and The Powell-Cotton Museum, Birchington

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.4/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web
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  • Took my husband and my friends for a visit at the weekend, I myself have visited before, but still find it interesting and enjoyable. My friends and my husband were pleasantly surprised and enjoyed th...  read more »
  • As a big animal lover I was surprised by how much I loved the taxidermy animals. They all looked real and amazing. The displays are set up beautifully and there is a variety of animals there. 
  • We attended as it opened and entered to the museum to start our private tour. £8.50 each, free parking. The museum is in several galleries, for me the best are the huge range of African wild animals. ...  read more »
  • This is a truly wonderful place to visit for both adults and kids. The displays of the animals are very life like in their settings and poses. Much better than at the Natural History museum. I found the staff very friendly and not afraid to start conversations rather than wait to be asked. They had a lot of interesting information to tell us, not just dry facts. There was a quiz for the children to do with the clues in the exhibits too. Lots of interesting history relating to the family, house and exhibits. Really well laid out and so much to take in. This really is a great day out.
  • This is a fantastic day out, set in the middle of Quex Park, which has its own reasons for visiting the area, this museum and house is one of a kind. You'll find the price very reasonable for so much on show, the museum of African and Asian history, the animals preserved in such interesting and educational ways and a chance to look into the lifestyle of a family of explorers, keen to show England and the world what was happening overseas. Kids will love it, there are activities and beautiful gardens to get lost in, peacocks roaming and a walled garden of Victorian beauty. The animals and tribal wares on show are very old and in spite of views many people hold now, the taxidermy is still relevant for its time, the meat of the animals fed local villagers and the ivory has long since been replaced with casts, goods were traded and what we're left with behind the glass, you can make your mind up about if you visit. Prepare to be amazed and challenged, definitely one to see.
  • Beautiful. Lucky also that a wedding was being held and it looked fabulous. Perfect setting. Stunning gardens.
  • Attended a wedding here, staff were pleasant and polite and worked hard for the bride and groom on their big day. Kudos to them for that, didn't see much of the museum though so my rating is for the staffing really
  • Fantastic day out with rare opportunity to see animals (although stuffed) extinct in the wild. Educational and interesting knowing about the work going on behind the scenes. Staff welcoming and keen to share their knowledge.
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