About the space

The Viking Gallery is a stunning, newly refurbished art space in in Margate’s up-and-coming Cliftonville.

A beautiful art-deco building, the gallery showcases the art of local, international, emerging and established artists.

Just a short walk from the seafront and local attractions including the Turner Contemporary.

In an earlier life the building was used as a Turkish Bath and the old iron furnace with its red frontage has been retained to remind us of the history of the building. 

About the owners

Pamela Price

One of London's first female minicab drivers, a cordon bleu chef running a catering business on a Thames pleasure boat in the heady days of the sixties, and now art patron of the Viking Gallery. Pamela Price has headed up a succession of highly successful ventures, and now brings her considerable entrepreneurial prowess to the Viking Gallery in Margate's up-and-coming Cliftonville area. Her connection to Thanet goes back to her great uncle's 1930s holiday footage of the area.
More about Pam and the Gallery.

Karen Whitaker

Viking Gallery was the dream of my friend Karen Whitaker. She started building in 2004 with a view to make a gallery, six flats, a private club and library in the basement, designed to hold my late husband, editorial director at Secker and Warburg, John Blackwell's enormous collection of books.

Margate appealed to Karen as a place to recover from her illness. It was full of friendly people, light and fresh air and she could afford to buy....
More about Karen and the Gallery.

Beautiful art gallery on Margate’s retro trail.
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What's on

Supporting locally

We are proud to support local businesses and have a keen interest in local products, sustainability and provenance.

Currently a member of Produced in Kent we often sell their member products such as Mallards Farm, Karly’s KitchenOver the Moon fudge and Sloe Seduction in our gift shop, so always worth popping by. 

If you have a local product and would like to have a pop up event or sell in the gift shop.



Hire the venue

The viking gallery is a fantastic space for any type of event -  exhibitions of course, but workshops and classes, event and fairs, or private functions and social occasions. We even offer our own catering service.


Get work experience

The Viking Gallery welcomes volunteers looking to experience working in an art gallery. If you are interested in art, running a gallery/shop/venue or curation then this is the perfect opportunity to get some first-hand experience. 

Have an enquiry?

Head over to our contact page to get in touch.