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Dover Museum

Dover Discovery Centre Market Square, Dover CT16 1PH, England
+44 1304 201066
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A must when visiting Dover!

Many people must bypass this in preference to Dover Castle. Actually this is the gem of Dover and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael R
London, United Kingdom
A lot to see

This is on 3 floors.The first floor has special exhibitions.I allowed 90minimizes to see this... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
London, United Kingdom
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Dover Discovery Centre Market Square, Dover CT16 1PH, England
+44 1304 201066
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Many people must bypass this in preference to Dover Castle. Actually this is the gem of Dover and more people should go. Admission is free, covering ancient/roman/saxon Britain all the way up to modern day. We only had an hour and only saw half of...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 19 August 2017

This is on 3 floors.The first floor has special exhibitions.I allowed 90minimizes to see this museum and it wasn't enough.It covers the history of Dover very extensively and it is free.

Thank wingate
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

This was an exquisite visit. We are English Channel swimmers having completed the swim we had time to relax in Dover. Museum is located in town center near the Discovery Center. It looks like just a gift shop from the outside but venture in and...More

Thank Louise D
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

This museum contains many surprises. Not least the Dover boat which is a revelation. The story of the Dover Pageant is fascinating. Free entry.

Thank Millarmaid
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We had an hour to waste before our cross channel ferry was taking passengers, and found the Diver Museum in our path. Little did we know that theBronze Age Boat preserved therein is the oldest sea going vessel in the world! It's exhibition was exceptionally...More

2  Thank Paul H
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed visiting this very informative and well laid out Museum . Beautifully presented exhibits covering Dovers unique , varied and turbulent history. The jewel in the museums crown being the Bronze Age boat which was discovered purely by chance , buried only yards away...More

1  Thank Philpar4
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Visited on the spur of the moment. Was pleasantly surprised how good this museum is. Over 3 floors of interesting exhibits from the history of Dover with the amazing bronze age boat as the jewel in the crown. One of the best museums I've been...More

1  Thank Helen W
DoverTICandMuseum, Visitor Information Assistant at Dover Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Thank you for such a kind review. (We think we're one of the best museums too, but we might be a little biased!) We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed visiting, and especially the Bronze age boat. We hope you're able to visit again soon.

Reviewed 14 July 2017

The museum is in the centre of town. We were waiting for a non existent rental car when we went there and it gave us a nice break. It gives a thumbnail sketch of bronze age to roman occupation of Dover. The dioramas are well...More

1  Thank Jim C
Reviewed 11 July 2017

As well as being crammed full of many pieces from Dover's so Historic Past the most memorable item must be The Bronze Age Boat. Unearthed just a few years ago when a new road in and out of Dover was being built, a pile was...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We were surprised to run into this museum while we were looking for the Visitors Information Center in Market Square. Museum is very well done with lots of varied historical displays. Depictions of early residents, Romans, 1700-1800s military defending the port; a 3500 year old...More

1  Thank RLWOrangePark
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