The Margate School Darkroom is a public facility open to everyone.

We provide a fully equipped darkroom for analogue photographers of all levels, with enlargers for black and white photographic printing.


We have two bookable darkrooms; our large darkroom is set up with five enlargers or 35mm, with the smaller darkroom set up with two enlargers for medium and large format (up to 5x4).


We are open Monday to Friday, 10am – 4pm and weekend use can be arranged by appointment.

We offer bookings for full day, half day, and weekend use with discounts available for students, nonprofits, charities.
We can arrange private tuition for beginners and more advanced photographers. We support schools, colleges and other organisations who wish to run their own workshops. 

Chemicals are provided at a small additional cost. We also sell a small range of Ilford black & white films and photographic paper.

Get in touch for more information and prices: