Dover Museum Museums

Dover Museum
Market Square
CT16 1PB


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Dover Museum is a local history and archaeology museum situated in the town centre of Dover, Britain's historic port town. It is home to the Dover Bronze Age Boat, the world's oldest known seagoing boat and a fascinating archaeological discovery. It is a modern museum which tells Dover's rich and important history through the museum's fine collection, including a splendid archaeology collection; clear and legible illustrated panels (with French precis); models and replicas, including a wonderful set of scale models showing the development of the town and port of Dover from the Roman times up to 1990; informative computer displays, which include games and interactives for all ages; and access to an illustrated database of the museum's reserve collection.

Collections description

Dover Museum's displays cover the prehistory and history of Dover: Prehistoric Dover, including one of the finest Bronze Age displays in the country; Roman glass and pottery from some of Dover's many Roman sites; Anglo-Saxon finds from the Buckland Cemetery excavation (on loan from the British Museum); the Norman conquest and the burning of Dover the history of Dover Castle, the medieval development of the town and port, including a magnificent portrait of Elizabeth I, the Victorian rebuilding of the town and Dover's important place in both World Wars.

Key artists and exhibits

Bronze Age finds ; Roman glass and pottery ; The Dover Bronze Age Boat ; Channel swimmers ; Noel Coward ; Ian Fleming ; Sawyers Velocipede ; Court's The Wine Merchants . .

Attraction Details

VenueDover Museum
AddressMarket Square, Dover, Kent, CT16 1PB
Opening times10am - 5.30pm
Entry costs
Attraction typeMuseums


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