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Dartford Borough Museum

Dartford Central Library & Museum Market Street, Dartford DA1 1EU, England
+44 1322 224739
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Excellent museum

We took our two grandsons to the museum and they loved it. It was surprising how big the museum... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Linda K
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Rival to Piltdown Man?

On display here is a plaster cast replica of Swanscombe Skull which is in fact an amalgamation of... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Stephen S
,
Kent, England
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good27%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“on display” (4 reviews)
“worth a visit” (3 reviews)
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Dartford Central Library & Museum Market Street, Dartford DA1 1EU, England
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+44 1322 224739
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our two grandsons to the museum and they loved it. It was surprising how big the museum actually is, with numerous rooms full of items. It's very diverse from military items to dinosaurs to Egyptian items. It really is a treasure in the...More

1  Thank Linda K
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

On display here is a plaster cast replica of Swanscombe Skull which is in fact an amalgamation of three different bone fragments found over a 20 year period yet presented as all parts of one skull. The adjoining display shows a newspaper article declaring this...More

Thank Stephen S
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

I have always found the staff at this library very helpful. Its a great Library right next to a lovely park so ideal for a quiet read in the sumer

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

They have tried. But to be honest, no doubt with very stretched finances, there isn't a lot that Dartford's past has to glory in. I went to see the 'dartford bowl' because my interest in the near by Darenth Valley park. Nope! It's been lent...More

1  Thank TheGLC
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Whether it's dog walking, watching bowls or cricket, exercising or just wandering around the park, it's a real pleasure. The gardens are well kept and the whole park is neat and tidy. There's a fenced off secure play area for the little ones and plenty...More

2  Thank Rita B
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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Full of useful information, novels, local attraction information and study material. The library has printing services in colour and black and white and many computers you can use to access the internet or personal documents.

1  Thank sugarsprinkledwalrus
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Reviewed 4 December 2016

The Dartford Borough Museum is located next door to the library. It is quite small but displays plenty of information on its exhibits and is worth a visit if you are in the area. The Roman displays were interesting and showed a skeleton unearthed while...More

14  Thank Sandygranny
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

lots of local history. and they have special events that are always worth popping in to see. There is a skeleton known to many as bony.

Thank andrew w
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

This local museum was closed for renovations when I visited, during the weekend of the Dartford Festival. Fortunately, there was a local history display of photos documenting the origins and development of the Festival and a very helpful curator who was able to tell me...More

2  Thank williamsburgfoodie
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Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Ok, so it's not the biggest museum around nor does it have the rarest of exhibits but it tells the history of the borough in a very charming way. Perfect for a spare half hour!

1  Thank Stephen A
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