Thanet Crematorium

Thanet Crematorium

Thanet Crematorium, situated on Manston Road since 1966, provides a range of options for memorialising loved ones. It boasts several gardens of rest, a woodland burial ground, a rose garden, and the opportunity to adopt mature trees. The crematorium features a chapel with seating for approximately 80 people, along with standing space. 

The chapel is equipped with a specialised music system provided by Wesley Media, and funeral directors can accommodate music requests. For those unable to attend, a secure webcam service enables remote viewing of the service from anywhere in the world. The crematorium office operates on weekdays from 9 am to 4:30 pm, while the grounds and Remembrance Chapel are open daily from 9 am to 6 pm (March to September) and 9 am to 5 pm (October to February), closing at 4 pm on weekends and bank holidays. Various service times are available, ranging from shorter slots to longer intervals, accommodating both religious and non-religious services as per the family's preferences.

Please remember: you need to book an appointment at the Thanet Crematorium in order to discuss your plans. We’d be happy to help you do this, so feel free to get in touch with one of our personal advisers. 

Facts & figures

  • Opened in 1966
  • Chapel seats 80
  • Wesley Music System
  • Woodland burial options
  • Living memorials (including trees and roses)

Public viewing times (for visiting the crematorium)

Monday 9:00am - 4:30pm

Tuesday 9:00am - 4:30pm

Wednesday 9:00am - 4:30pm

Thursday 9:00am - 4:30pm

Friday 9:00am - 4:30pm

Saturday Closed

Sunday Closed

The grounds are open from 9:00am to 6:00pm from March to September, until 5:00pm from October to February and until 4:00pm at weekends.

Address & phone number

Manston Road Margate Kent
*Don’t forget, you need to book before you visit the Thanet Crematorium. We’ll be happy to arrange this for you, if you’d like: get in touch with one of our personal advisers.


From Canterbury, follow the sign post from the A28, along George V Avenue (B 2052), then right onto Hartsdown Road. Then turn right onto Manston Road and take the first turning left to the Crematorium. From Ramsgate, follow the A256 to Thanet Way until you see the exit for Manston Road. 

You can get to Thanet Crematorium by train from London Victoria or Charing Cross. The train station is in Margate, which is a short bus ride from the crematorium.

There are also buses that run from Canterbury and Ramsgate to Thanet Crematorium. From Canterbury, take Bus number 77, every 30 minutes. From Ramsgate, take Bus number 5, every 15 minutes.

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