THE DREAMLAND HERITAGE TRUST
The Dreamland Heritage Trust is a voluntary body that emerged in 2009 following a six-year community campaign to save Margate's famous Dreamland Amusement Park from re-development and to preserve its rich heritage.
The role of The Dreamland Heritage Trust is to promote and preserve the rich history and heritage of Dreamland amusement park, Margate.
The Trust originated the idea of reopening Dreamland as an amusement park of historic rides, and worked with partners, Thanet District Council and Sands Heritage Limited, to deliver the project. Sands Heritage Limited own and operate the park and the Dreamland Heritage Trust conserves and promotes the heritage of the park through learning, engagement, volunteering and training in the community.
The reopening of Dreamland Margate was supported through various funding and grants, including funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s
Sea Change grant and a Thanet District Council.
The funding was used to restore Dreamland Margate and create a unique visitor
attraction for the UK -the world’s first amusement park of historic rides and a
celebration of our British seaside and popular culture with youth
culture heritage at its heart.
Dreamland Margate reopened on 19th June 2015.
From the 1920s until today, discover the story behind Kent’s most iconic theme park at the heart of Margate
Explore the Dreamland Heritage Trusts archive which consists of historic images & ephemera, heritage rides and associated amusement park artefacts.
With the support of our committed volunteers, professional team, funders and the general public, we are helping to preserve the history of Dreamland.
Find out more here.
Explore our gallery of historic images and archival videos from the early 1870s through to the present day.
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discover the story OF DREAMLAND
For future generations