The Margate Caves has today (February 10) welcomed its 100,000th visitor!
Mrs Berner from Whitstable was the 100,000th person to visit Margate’s magical mine and was joined by her family.
They arrived at the Caves at 12.15pm and were greeted by the team and given flowers and a goody bag to celebrate the occasion.
Centre Manager Kayleigh McMahon said: “It’s been such a pleasure to see people enjoying the Caves since we reopened in August 2019. Hitting this landmark number of visitors really highlights what we love doing here, which is welcoming new and old friends to our amazing Caves. We can’t wait to greet the next 100,000!”
The Caves are open every day until 18 February for half term, 11am to 4pm and are celebrating Women in STEM with a trail. Messy Monday returns with a Science theme on Monday 12th February, £1.50 per child.
Hidden beneath an ordinary street in Margate and accessed via a twisty 15m tunnel, the Margate Caves is a magical subterranean system, filled with colourful cave paintings and murals dating back to Georgian times. Enthusiastic volunteers are on hand to highlight the fascinating stories and geological quirks of this mysterious site, which over the years has been used as a Gentleman’s den, Victorian tourist attraction and wartime air raid shelter.
Above the ground is a café, gift shop and discovery room showcasing the history of the caves and weaving stories of local giants, ancient kings and shameless smugglers.
For more details see Margate Caves at www.margatecaves.co.uk/whats-on