Romney Marsh Visitor Centre

Ray Lewis

Romney Marsh Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve

Romney Marsh Visitor Centre and car park will reopen 14th April, The nature reserve is open. Please enjoy responsibly

LATEST: Romney Marsh Visitor Centre will re-open 14th April and refreshments will be available for take away.

Re-opening times are five days a week Wednesday - Sunday 11am to 3pm. From 1st June, this will increase to seven days a week.

The nature reserve is open for walking and wildlife watching.

Location

Dymchurch Road
New Romney
TN28 8AY
A static map of Romney Marsh Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve

Know before you go

Size
11 hectares

Entry fee

Free entry

Parking information

Free parking

Bicycle parking

Yes

Walking trails

Disabled access is available to 90% of the site and there is a choice of clearly signposted nature trails.

Access

Wheelchair accessible. Most of the paths are level and hard and there is a choice of clearly signposted nature trails.

Dogs

Dogs permitted

Facilities

Visitor centre
Toilets
Shop
Cafe/refreshments
Picnic area
Accessible toilet

When to visit

Opening times

ANNOUNCEMENT: Romney Marsh Visitor Centre is currently closed - reopening 14th April Wednesday to Sunday 11am-3pm

Best time to visit

All year round

About the reserve

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.

The Visitor Centre is set in an 11 hectare nature reserve - Romney Warren, a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest. Wildlife conservation interest on this important site is provided by the dune grassland with it's special flora, mosses and lichens and seasonal ponds, which hold nationally important populations of Great crested newts and Great silver beetles. Rare medicinal leeches and many species of dragonfly and damselflies are also found here.

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

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 and maps of the area on sale, and locally sourced plants produce and preserves are always available.

See Events at Romney Marsh

There is an art gallery with exhibitions by local artists throughout the spring and 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 offers many opportunities for volunteers to enjoy the many beneficial aspects of gardening; the garden is maintained to provide habitats for wildlife, With produce from the garden sold to raise funds for Kent Wildlife Trust and also shared amongst the volunteers. For more information about the garden, or about joining us as a volunteer please contact the Romney Marsh Visitor Centre on 01797 369487 or email rmvc@kentwildlife.org.uk

Contact us

Jake Jones
Contact number: 01797369487

Environmental designation

Local Nature Reserve (LNR)
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)

Location map