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Romney Marsh Visitor Centre

With fascinating displays depicting the region’s natural and social history and opportunities to discover explore and learn about the Romney Marsh’s unique landscape.

Light refreshments are served in the café, and friendly, knowledgeable volunteers can offer information and guidance on what to visit and see in the area. There is a gift shop with local crafts, cards, wildlife information, local jams, produce for sale as well as information on the Trusts reserves and maps of the area available.


Plants and organic seasonal produce are available every Tuesday from the neighbouring Marsh Community Garden. 


The Visitor Centre building itself is an award-winning eco-friendly building with many interesting and sustainable features. 

 

There is an art gallery with exhibitions by local artists throughout the summer. The exhibitions can be viewed any time the Visitor Centre is open.

 

There are gentle walks and picnic areas around the grounds and gardens with a boardwalk over the seasonal ponds to the reconstructed Lookers Hut, and views across the Romney Marsh.

 

 

There is access to the sign-posted trails around the Romney Warren Country Park (managed by the Romney Marsh Countryside Partnership) which is situated beside the visitor centre.

 

Contact us by telephone on 01797 369487 or email us on rmvc@kentwildlife.org.uk
 

The Marsh Community Garden is located beyond the Art Gallery and provides a space for people from a broad range of backgrounds and of all abilities to learn new skills, make new friends and to engage with the beneficial environment of a garden. The produce we grow is shared amongst the garden’s volunteers as well as being sold to raise funds for the project. We sell plants, produce and seeds to the public, all produced in the garden organically and with wildlife in mind. 


The Marsh Community Garden is open every Tuesday 9am – 3pm and if you would like any more information about the garden or about joining us as a volunteer, please contact the project officer Celia Davies on 01622 662012 or at celia.davies@kentwildlife.org.uk.


Green tourism logo

 

To view some photos see our Flickr group.

The centre is the proud holder of a Gold Award in Green Tourism Business Scheme - the first such award for a visitor attraction in Kent.

 


 

Species and habitats

Habitats
Grassland, Wetland
Species
Rabbit, Great Crested Newt

Nearby nature reserves

Rye Harbour
9 miles - Sussex Wildlife Trust
Stone Wood
10 miles - Kent Wildlife Trust
Conningbrook Lakes Country Park
11 miles - Kent Wildlife Trust

Nature reserve map

Reserve information

Location
Dymchurch Road
New Romney
Kent
TN28 8AY
Map reference
TR 078 261
Best time to visit
Jan - Dec
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Opening Times
The Visitor Centre is open Wednesday to Sunday 10:00 – 4:00
Facilities
Cafe
Gift shop
Visitor centre
Picnic facilities
Toilets
Disabled toilet
Size
11.00 hectares
Access
Yes

Wheelchair accessible. Most of the paths are level and hard and there is a choice of clearly signposted nature trails. Includes a 100m boardwalk trail.
Walking information
Disabled access is available to 90% of the site and there is a choice of clearly signposted nature trails.
Parking
There is a car park on site.
Dogs
Dogs allowed
Grazing animals
Sheep graze the reserve some times throughout the year
Reserve manager
Tel: 01797 369487
rmvc@kentwildlife.org.uk