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Dover Museum

Dover Discovery Centre Market Square, Dover CT16 1PH, England
+44 1304 201066
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Well worth the visit

Left to your own devices to wander around at your own pace, The History of Dover is well Documented... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
190725Terry
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Bronze Age boat impressive

Nothing wrong with this museum but I prefer my history more modern. Really enjoyed the Bronze Age... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
EssexYvonne
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essex
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Free entry to 4 galleries over 3 floors, covering archaeology, town history and the Dover Bronze Age Boat - the world's oldest known sea-going vessel - plus gift shop and Visitor Information Centre for Dover, Deal and Sandwich Fully accessible for wheelchair users
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Dover Discovery Centre Market Square, Dover CT16 1PH, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Left to your own devices to wander around at your own pace, The History of Dover is well Documented here, So much to see , And its Free, Could have spent all day here, The presentation is 100% , I will be back another day...More

Thank 190725Terry
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DoverTICandMuseum, Tourist information assistant at Dover Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for giving us such positive comments on our Museum. Its so nice that you enjoyed your visit. Because its now free of charge we hope that many more visitors like yourselves take the time to explore at their leisure our many...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing wrong with this museum but I prefer my history more modern. Really enjoyed the Bronze Age boat gallery and the fascinating story of its find. My favourite part was the small exhibition about Channel swimmers which was tucked away and could easily be missedMore

Thank EssexYvonne
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DoverTICandMuseum, Tourist information assistant at Dover Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We’re all very proud of our little museum and love to see our visitors enjoying it too. Our new exhibition ‘Zeebrugge 100: Twisting the Dragon’s Tail’ has opened on the first floor and has had a good response from all our visitors. We hope that...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came to see the Dover boat (I'm a fan of Time Team) but ended up spending a couple of hours there. Free entrance, everything to do with the history of the town clearly presented and explained.

Thank Paul S
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DoverTICandMuseum, Tourist information assistant at Dover Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Paul for taking the time to go on Trip Advisor to give us such a good review. As staff we are very proud of our little museum and love that our visitors are enjoying it as much as we do, working here.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Arrived here expecting to find a quaint little museum with a few things in, was shocked to find how big it is inside! The ground floor full of information and exhibits relating to the history of the town (I did notice no mention of the...More

Thank Rich J
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DoverTICandMuseum, Tourist information assistant at Dover Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We’re all very proud of our little museum and love to see our visitors enjoying it too. Our new exhibition ‘Zeebrugge 100: Twisting the Dragon’s Tail’ has opened and is a great success with our visitors its...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

A nice little museum in the middle of a town that has seen better days. This museum is in the middle of the shopping centre, which is a grubby little shopping centre that needs a lot of love. The museum is a indeed a little...More

Thank Mark F
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DoverTICandMuseum, Front Office Manager at Dover Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We’re all very proud of our little museum and love to see our visitors enjoying it too. Our new exhibition ‘Zeebrugge 100: Twisting the Dragon’s Tail’ opens on April 21st.

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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

We visited during a day trip to Dover and it was very interesting. We had limited time so we were unable to see and read everything but what we did see was very informative. The highlight for me was the Bronze Age boat!More

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DoverTICandMuseum, visitor information assistant at Dover Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to put a review on trip advisor for us. It means so much to us that our Bronze Age Boat is getting the acclaim it deserves.Hopefully you will tell your friends all about us, and make a return visit...More

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Reviewed 6 February 2018

This is a great little museum. The history of Dover going back to prehistoric times is presented. There was a good level of detail explaining the displays. The highlight was the bronze age boat. There is a video describing its discovery which is worth sitting...More

Thank JeffroNZ
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DoverTICandMuseum, Dover Tourist Information at Dover Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2018

Thank you for taking the time to go on Trip Advisor and give such positive comments on our Museum. Our Bronze Age Boat is such a find for Dover, and we hope all our visitors will appreciate it, as we as staff do. Now it...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2018

One of the things we like to do as a couple when travelling is to visit the local museum of where ever we staying or visiting. Its a great way of getting an idea of how the local area developed, landmarks and attractions, and why...More

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DoverTICandMuseum, other at Dover Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2018

Thank you so much for giving us such positive comments on our Museum. Its so nice that you enjoyed your visit. Because its now free of charge we hope that many more visitors like yourselves take the time to explore at their leisure our many...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

I was here for a few hours whilst in Dover the exhibits are worth the visit if you get a guided tour it is even better but not essentialMore

Thank Eddie020173
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DoverTICandMuseum, other at Dover Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2018

Thank you for your comments on our Museum. So sorry that there was no guided tour, but hope that you managed to get all the information that you required especially on our main exhibit "The Bronze Aged Boat". There was a guide book in the...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

This place came as a welcome surprise: it’s very well laid out chronologically from pre-history to recent times and is completely absorbing. The use of figures to exhibit dress of various periods of ancient history, and surrounding the figures with artefacts, makes it easier to...More

Thank Ellessr
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DoverTICandMuseum, Manager at Dover Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Thanks Ellessr, so glad you enjoyed your visit! I'll pass your comments on to the team.

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Response from Mark A | Reviewed this property |
Yes the wooden boat is well preserved and well explained. It was discovered nearby during excavations and is historically very important.
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