The Turner Contemporary sits on Margate’s seafront, and it’s transformed the town into a thriving resort popular with art lovers. Turner painted Margate more than 100 times, keen to capture the area’s open skies and dramatic lights, so the gallery’s a fitting homage to the artist. The galley’s right on the site where Turner stayed when he visited Margate, and it hosts a constant stream of exhibitions and events all year round.
Designed to bridge the link between contemporary and historic art, Turner’s made Margate one of the country’s must-visit destinations for anyone with a passion for art. One of the loveliest things about this gallery is that it’s been designed with everyone in mind, so it aims to give everyone the chance to get up close to world-class art during their time in Kent.
With a stunning setting overlooking Margate’s harbour, the gallery’s café means you can take the weight off your feet and taste the flavours of the season before you leave, and what a setting to sit for a while and think about the exhibitions before you leave.