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Dover Museum

Closed Now: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Aren't we lucky such treasures are free?

Maybe I should stop being amazed at how good so many town museums are outside London! Another gem... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sceptre1902
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London, United Kingdom
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We enjoyed our recent visit, a very interesting place . The exhibition to commemorate the W.W. 1... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2018
186460Pat
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Dover Discovery Centre Market Square, Dover CT16 1PH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice little museum and good place to pass some time. A wide range of era's covered.......and it's free!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Maybe I should stop being amazed at how good so many town museums are outside London! Another gem stuffed full of a range of local stuff. All aspects of the Bronze Age boat exhibition were top class; really good to see such a quality find...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sceptre1902
DoverTICandMuseum, tourist information assistant at Dover Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to our little museum. Our Bronze Age Boat our main attraction is gaining popularity from all our visitors and school groups alike. Please come again to see us if you are ever in Dover again.

Reviewed 10 November 2018

We enjoyed our recent visit, a very interesting place . The exhibition to commemorate the W.W. 1. Centenary was excellent , and very informative.The Bronze boat and the history was also interesting. It was Free!More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 186460Pat
DoverTICandMuseum, tourist information assistant at Dover Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to add such a lovely review about our museum. We are very proud of our Bronze Age Boat which was found here in Dover. Please tell your friends and relatives to come and visit us if they are in...More

Reviewed 28 October 2018

This museum is free :-) and has a lot to offer. Set over several floors (There is a lift) in a modern building with excellent displays covering the history of the area and the role of Dover during various conflicts. We spent over an hour...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jenny W
DoverTICandMuseum, visitor information assistant at Dover Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write a review on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit. As staff we are very fond of our museum and love to share it with our visitors. Please tell your friends...More

Reviewed 30 September 2018

I didn't know about this place until I looked up places to go in Dover. To me, the highlight was the Bronze Age boat and the excellent exhibits about the Bronze Age in the surrounding gallery. Don't miss the 10 minute film about the boat's...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michael G
DoverTICandMuseum, Manager at Dover Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thanks for your lovely review Michael, we're glad you enjoyed your visit. Entry to our museum has been free for a couple of years now.

Reviewed 24 September 2018

The museum is full of interesting insights into local events, people and history. Set on three floors with stairs and a lift, it has plenty to occupy and amuse. Dover has been on the front line in both World Wars and much is made of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kenc198
DoverTICandMuseum, Tourist Information Assistant at Dover Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a positive review. We as staff think our museum is very interesting and are proud that so any visitors come to enjoy our main attraction "Our Bronze Age Boat" . Please come and see...More

Reviewed 30 August 2018

Very friendly and helpful staff who were patient with tourist enquiries. Range of tourist goodies for sale too

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sue O
DoverTICandMuseum, Tourist information assistant at Dover Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

We love having visitors who give us such positive comments. Thank you so much for writing in.

Reviewed 28 August 2018

The museum starts in an off-key manner with an unrealistic figure being the first thing you see as you walk in. But it soon get's much more interesting with a lot of good archaeological material, for instance, a hoard of used metal knives and axe...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Simon L
DoverTICandMuseum, Tourist information assistant at Dover Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review. Please pass the word around to friends and family to come and see us. Our Bronze Age Boat is our prize possession and we are very proud to display it.

Reviewed 25 August 2018

Oldest seagoing boat in the world (1550 BC) well displayed in context with fascinating details (including video) of its discovery, excavation & preservation, along with replica built with bronze-age type tools. Also interesting displays on the development of Dover port ... and all for free,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Susan B
DoverTICandMuseum, Tourist information assistant at Dover Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Thank you Susan B for your great review. Our museum although small, we think has much to offer. We as staff love having as many visitors as possible to view our amazing Bronze Age Boat. As we are free, lots of schools have education days...More

Reviewed 24 August 2018

Lots to see in this museum, and lovely staff. The Bronze Age boat was like nothing we've ever seen anywhere before, and it is amazing. 3500 years old but the complexity of the structure is quite something to see. These boatbuilders were clearly specialists who...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LMHGloucestershire
DoverTICandMuseum, Tourist information assistant at Dover Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a positive review. We as staff are very proud of our little museum and are so pleased that our visitors enjoy our displays as much as we do. Please tell your friends to come...More

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