Rebirth and Regeneration


In 2011 the long-anticipated Turner Contemporary Gallery opened the doors to a new breed of visitor.

In the years, just prior to this, Margate underwent a dramatic change as Crafts people and artists moved into the derelict Victorian and Georgian buildings and started to regenerate the sleepy seaside town which had slipped into the doldrums.

The town had also suffered in 2008 when the Dreamland site closed after 87 years as an amusement park. With the influx of a new sort of visitor and properties being purchased by the astute Newcomers, came the opening of micro pubs, more eateries and refurbished holiday lets, assisted by some favourable ticket prices from London on the railways. Margate for the sixth time is being regenerated and has become a seaside destination once more