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Monkton Nature Reserve

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Conservation and Education

For the local community

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Our own observatories

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Prices & Opening Times

Prices & Opening Times

OPENING HOURS

Monday to Sunday – 7 days a week
Summer: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm  (April to October inclusive)
Winter:    10:00 am to 3:00 pm  (November to March inclusive) (more…)

Around the Reserve

Around the Reserve

Monkton Nature Reserve is a 16 acre wildlife oasis reclaimed from a former chalk quarry in East Kent, and it is now home to many protected and endangered species of fauna and flora.

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Children’s Activities

Children’s Activities

We have a variety of children’s activities that will keep our younger visitors’ entertained, and encourage an interest in nature at the same time!

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Second-hand Bookshop

Second-hand Bookshop

Our second-hand bookshop has an extensive range of approximately 10,000 books for sale, both fiction and non-fiction.

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Monkton Stargazers

Monkton Stargazers

Monkton Nature Reserve is home to the Monkton Stargazers astronomy group and the two Thanet Observatories.

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Field Study Centre

Field Study Centre

There is much of interest to see in the exhibition areas of the Field Study Centre, and entrance is FREE.

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Upcoming Events


Recent posts

  • Frenken Room Refurbishment
  • 12th January 2017

  • We would like to bring to our visitors attention that the Frenken Room museum is temporarily closed because we are carrying out much needed refurbishment work. The refurbished room will have a new floor, new…

  • Discounted books for January
  • 2nd January 2017

  • Winter blues? Thinking about booking a summer break? Most of our bargain books (only 50p) this month will be themed around travel. We have a variety of travel guides, ranging from Amsterdam to India and,…

  • The Little Things That Run The World
  • We have, unfortunately, had to postpone the presentation ‘The Little Things That Run The World’ which was originally scheduled for Saturday 28th January. We are now hoping to hold it Spring or early Summer. We…

  • Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year
  • 22nd December 2016

  • We would like to wish all our visitors and members a very merry Christmas and a happy new year. Thank you all for your support this past year and we hope to see you again…