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Dover Museum

Dover Discovery Centre Market Square, Dover CT16 1PH, England
+44 1304 201066
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An Unexpected Pleasure

We were surprised to run into this museum while we were looking for the Visitors Information Center... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
RLWOrangePark
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Excellent museum, considering the size of the town.

Right in the heart of town, this little museum does a great job telling about the history of this... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
john o
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Maplewood, New Jersey
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Dover Discovery Centre Market Square, Dover CT16 1PH, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Right in the heart of town, this little museum does a great job telling about the history of this area of England. Also there is an actual long boat on display, which is world famous since its discovery, not terribly long ago.

Thank john o
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Stopped into Dover for a few days of coastal relaxation and to explore Dover Castle, on my way to the hostel, I stopped in to the Info booth and found this free museum. So I checked into my hostel, then came back to see the...More

Thank CFEIII
Reviewed 18 May 2017

WOW, town museums are generally well run and can be interesting but always small scale and don't generally do more than give a 1/2 hour shelter from the rain. Dover is nothing like this- stunning and a total surprise. At first you think this is...More

Thank MVennard
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The museum occupies a building with a historic fassade, with the tourist information office as well as the local cinema, all under one roof. The exhibits tells the story of the town in a simple but informative manner. Staff is very helpful and is a...More

Thank sjpo
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Dover is normally a place people pass through and the centre of town needs some TLC, but the Dover museum has the oldest sea going boat in the world - 1500 BCE. Worth going there for the boat alone and then onto the White Cliffs...More

Thank PaulfromLondon1960
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We thought we would take a look and were suprised to find three floors of things to see. It was very interesting to see models of how Dover has changed over the years.

Thank JSB65
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Interesting insight of the history of Dover old an new. Because it shows you ww2 bomb damage of area,but also shows pre Roman occupation and more and it's free

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 14 March 2017

There is a sign that says the entrance to the Museum is down the side so we joined a queue down the side only to find out that it was a cinema! The entrance is at the front but behind the railings. There is also...More

Thank Elaine W
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Six bottles of wine for £25 offer. Warnock Station basic stuff. Factor in extra time to check in though - Border Force now doing strange checks in a closed shed? Crossing smooth and quick as usual. Well worth.

Thank Stephen B
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