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Quex Museum, House & Gardens<br>The Powell Cotton Museum, Birchington

Quex Museum, House & Gardens
The Powell Cotton Museum

Quex House & Gardens
Quex Park
Tel: +44 (0)1843 842 168
Fax: +44 (0)1843 846 661
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Quex Museum, House & Gardens
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Quex House was built as a Regency gentleman's country residence and grew to become the Victorian mansion we see today. Still home to the Powell-Cotton family, it has a mellow atmosphere, many of the rooms appearing much as they did during Major Powell-Cotton's lifetime and complemented by flowers from the walled gardens at Quex. There are some splendid pieces of oriental and period furniture, fine rugs and porcelain as well as family portraits and an extensive collection of silver, clocks and memorabilia.

The Park, gardens and woodlands provide an attractive and tranquil backdrop to Quex House and the Powell-Cotton Museum. Surrounding the house are 250 acres of parkland and gardens - the very essence of an English garden with its meandering paths and the heady scent of old roses. Over the last few years much work has been done to return the gardens to their Victorian splendour. The walled and pleasure gardens are now fully open to the public and can only add to the visitor's enjoyment of this unique attraction.

The polished mahogany cases displaying Major Powell-Cotton's treasures give Quex Museum its authentic quality, so often lacking in modern visitor attractions. There are eight galleries in all - three of them built by the Major himself - containing an amazing variety of items from the animal dioramas to striking tribal art, weapons, carvings and costumes as well as valuable collections of European and Chinese porcelain and local archaeology. What began as one man's museum has been painstakingly cared for and added to by members of the Powell-Cotton family and now offers visitors an exciting insight into the discoveries of a great Victorian explorer. A vast collection of treasures gathered by Powell-Cotton and his family on twenty-eight expeditions has been assembled at Quex, making this an exciting place to visit and an important centre for academic study.

Historic House, Gardens, Tea Room, Picnic Area, Children, Car Park, Private Group Tours, School Tours Available,

Weddings and Conferences
Quex offers a full venue hire service for conferences, parties, formal and informal gatherings and weddings. The House, Museum and Gardens can all be hired for private functions and provide a distinguished and distinctive venue for all occasions. The Banqueting Suite seats up to 120 guests, with a fully licensed bar and a licence for live music and discos. The Museum Galleries are available for pre-event drinks and can remain open as an added feature for your guests.  A guided tour by Museum Staff can be booked.

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