Dreamland lies at the heart of Margate in Kent and for almost a century was one of the UK’s best-loved amusement parks.
The Dreamland Margate project emerged after several years of pioneering work by The Dreamland Trust to save Dreamland’s amusement park, its Grade II*-listed roller coaster, Grade II-listed menagerie cages and Grade II*-listed cinema building, and to celebrate this important part of Margate’s heritage.
Funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, the Government’s Sea Change programme and Thanet District Council, the Dreamland Trust is working in partnership with the Council to create a unique and quintessentially British visitor attraction: the world’s first amusement park to feature thrilling, historical rides, classic side shows, cafés, restaurants, special events, festivals, learning, creative interpretation and gardens.
This contemporary attraction represents a multi-million pound investment in the future of Margate. It is anticipated that construction and restoration work will begin in 2012 alongside a programme of events and activities happening both on and off site, providing visitors with an insight into the rebirth of this iconic amusement park.