A mention, for those who are visiting Margate, since all being well with this weekend it will be busy for the Big Event, one little gem that may be overlooked is Margate Museum, which these days is generally open on Saturdays.
Not having been myself for a while, I wondered if it would be open this weekend, since its one of those things, because of its close proximity, you always think you can put off but as many of us know, its future is to some extent not entirely clear, it has become a bit more precious
I've done a few museums in my time and this, has to be one of the better ones, the beauty of it is, for me, how cluttered it appears but also how, what was once so familiar and mundane, has become precious and extraordinary.
Before I get anymore pretentious, if you get time or it starts to rain have a gander, the building itself more than justifies the trouble, the magistrates court and the old police cells.
Earlier in the week I mentioned some of the other attractions which will complement the Big Event Weekend like the Turner Contemporary but this is a gem you might otherwise miss, open as I understand on Saturday only between 11am and 5pm run by volunteers, so thanks to them in advance.
PS Briefly the forecast for tomorrow is sunny intervals, and this part of east Kent generally gets more sunshine so hopefully the Big Event will be a great success particularly now that Old Margate and the town is at the heart of the event.