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. Tel. 01843 871133.
Open Apr-Sep, Daily 1400-1700.
Dickens' letters and personal belongings. Prints, costumes and Victoriana. The house has links with
Dickens' novel David Copperfield. Tel. 01843 861232.
Open Easter-Oct, Daily 1300-1630 (opens 1000 July-Aug). Nov, SSu 1300-1630.