Archive & Collections

The Dreamland Trust is a member of the Independent Museums Association and for several years and is building a donated archive of images, ephemera, documentation. In addition to the archive, The Trust also holds the Historic Rides Collection, associated objects and amusement park artifacts.

We aim to make the collections and archive accessible through learning, exhibition, publication, talks, presentations and heritage events and activities. The Trust also works with other organisations, archives, museums, learning providers and private collectors to interpret heritage.

The Trust is currently working in partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University to develop an on online Dreamland portal on the SEAS website to become available in 2015. In the meantime selected archival images can be viewed here at the Dreamland Margate flickr.

Visitors are invited to explore Dreamland’s many heritage themes from the site’s early origins in the 1860s railway boom and emerging tourism, circus, pleasure gardens, menageries, social history, historic thrill rides, British seaside amusement park and youth culture heritage.

Rules & Fees

The Dreamland Archive is currently available to view by appointment only. Our staff and volunteers cannot do detailed research for you, but are happy to provide free advice and assistance. Copies can be supplied of many items in the fees collection.

However, some collections are protected or restricted by copyright and for viewing purposes only.
Arrow Bullet PointInitial one hour search £10
Arrow Bullet PointEach additional hour (or part thereof) £25
Arrow Bullet PointJpeg images £50 each (subject to protection/copyright)

Code of Practice

Code Of Practice.pdf
DREAMLAND newspaper 2013.pdf
DREAMLAND newspaper 2014.pdf