Powell-Cotton Museum

About Us

Welcome to the Powell-Cotton Museum, House & Gardens. The Museum is a world renowned institution which is home to one of the most scientifically important collections of natural history and ethnography in the world. In addition, Quex House and Gardens offer a quality visitor attraction in East Kent.

The gardens at Quex Park have a wealth of history pre-dating the Georgian Mansion and Museum to which they now belong. The gardens provide a good range of horticultural interest including specimen trees, a woodland walk, herbaceous and rose borders, shrub beds and a sunken pond with formal bedding. Tucked away in one corner is a walled garden, established in the Victorian period, it has a large run of interesting glasshouses. The garden is now planted as an ornamental kitchen garden producing fruit, vegetables and flowers, many of which are heritage varieties. The fresh produce grown in this historic garden has been raised without the use of harmful chemicals or pesticides and is now being sold at Quex Barn, the Estate Farm Shop, and marketed as ‘Quex Garden Goodies’.

The profits from the sales of produce is helping to support the ongoing refurbishment project of the walled garden with its associated glasshouses and kitchen planting.

We would love you to visit us and share this ‘Hidden Gem’.

Powell-Cotton Museum & Gardens open Tuesday – Sunday 10 – 5.
Quex House open 1 – 4 but closed end of Oct until Easter

Please see our website for current entrance prices.




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