Margate’s Crab Museum prepares for February reopening with exhibit refresh

Inside the Crab Museum Photos Joe and Charlotte

Margate’s Crab Museum will be reopening on Saturday February 10 following a refresh of exhibits.

The quirky museum devoted to all thing crustacean is headed by enthusiasts and brothers Ned and Bertie Suesat-Williams, from Margate, Chase Coley, from Canvey Island, and GRETL – the museums AI guide.

Photos Joe and Charlotte

Ned is an archaeologist who has been working in secondary education at home and abroad. He has also performed as a singing squid!

Bertie is a geographer and a writer for news and children’s media and Chase is a sound artist, runs children’s workshops and develops underwater microphones.

It first opened its doors in 2021 after the team extensively redesigned the space on the top floor of the Pie Factory Gallery in the Old Town. The following year the venue welcomed an amazing 26,000 visitors.

Last year the team clinched a national award as winner of the Being Social category of the  Digital Culture Awards presented by Arts Council England’s Digital Culture Network and found itself in the spotlight with articles in the New York Times and The Sun as well as ITV.

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This year the exhibits are being refreshed and the guys say: “We’ve got some seriously neat things in the pipeline.”

Find the Crab Museum

At 9 Broad Street Margate

Opening Times from February 10:

Saturday: 11am – 5pm

Sunday: 11am – 5pm

Last entry 4.30pm

Or go online at or find them on facebook here


    • How much public funding does it get, and where from? I’ve had a look through their accounts and cannot spot anything. I would be interested to learn more.

  1. Why do we need this? Most pubs in Margate on a weekend night turn into crab museums. Interactive museums if you get lucky, or unlucky?

  2. This place is brilliant. I have never laughed so much in a museum. A complete breathe of fresh air , informative , educational occasionally controversial.its impossible not to leave a little bit wiser and a whole lot happier

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