This gallery uses the museum’s wide-ranging collection of European and Oriental ceramics to tell the story of Quex House and its many inhabitants, as well as the changing developments in ceramic production that occurred across the centuries.
Discover tales of exciting times at Quex House during the seventeenth century, such as the story of a royal connection. Or investigate everyday life through the centuries, as revealed by several fascinating objects found during the demolition of the Tudor Quex House some 200 years ago. Through the lives of successive owners the gallery shows how Thanet and the Quex Estate has developed since the eighteenth century and explores the lives of Percy Powell-Cotton’s ancestors. The displays also look further afield, examining the exploits of members of the Cotton family and their connection with international trade and the expansion of the Empire. Then examine the challenging times faced by the Quex Estate in the nineteenth century, and the lives of some of those who lived through that period.Photographs: Nikhilesh Havel
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