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Some special events in 2016 at Crampton Tower Museum

This year is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Crampton, a famous son of Broadstairs, the 19th century engineer. Crampton was responsible for the striking crenelated flint water tower visible from the High Street and station platforms and also the Louisa footbridge which straddles Viking Bay and Louisa Bay and was named after his daughter. Beyond the town he was widely celebrated as a  a designer of locomotives and railways.

Crampton Tower


But he did much more than is visible in the town and the museum is an eye opening and fascinating window into his world and the history of our town and modern society. He worked on gas, water works and submarine telegraph cable and was the first to succeed in laying an effective telegraph cable under the English Channel. He was truly a forefather of many of our modern day technologies

The museum offers a wide range of exhibitions and is well worth a visit to see:

And much more, the museum is always an informative and entertaining visit for everyone – from families with children to historians and researchers. do visit the museum website to find out more ahead of your holiday.

Historic Town Tours hosted by the museum take place every Saturday at 2pm throughout the year.

The Museum is open from the third saturday in March until the last day of October. Opening can be arranged out of season and outside of normal hours for groups by prior arrangement. There is a small admission charge.

A number of events are planned at the museum this year – see if any of the below match with days you will be in Broadstairs, or perhaps you will want to plan a visit to the town especially to join in the fun!