African and Asian treasures at the Powell-Cotton Museum, Quex House & Gardens

Birchington, Kent

Delve into the fascinating story of Major Powell-Cotton’s adventures at Quex House and Gardens.

See the fascinating African and Asian treasures, objects and animals brought back to the UK by naturalist, explorer and collector Major PHG Powell-Cotton.

Set in the gardens of the fine Regency country mansion Quex House, this stunning world-class museum is home to his extensive collection, featuring 19th century natural history from Africa and Asia, oriental fine arts, antique furniture, ceramics and weaponry. There is even an interactive gallery

Discover the acres of beautiful informal gardens, exotic trees, woodland walks, listed statues and a Victorian Walled Garden. Explore the estate further with its craft village, maize maze, farmers market and restaurant, Jungle Jims play area and boutique café.

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Masks at Powell-Cotton MuseumMasks at Powell-Cotton Museum © Thanet Tourism, Britain on View, Rod Edwards
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Quex GardensQuex Gardens © Quex Park Estates

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