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Address: Dartford Central Library & Museum Market Street, Dartford DA1 1EU, England
Phone Number: +44 1322 224739
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Interesting and educational.

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... read more

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Sandy, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 the area was being excavated, lying in a huge stone coffin. The Darenth Bowl was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 about the exhibits and what to expect after the renovation. (I plan to bring a... More 

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1 Thank williamsburgfoodie
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4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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1 Thank Stephen A
Crayford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

As a Dartford resident for all my life it occurred to me that I had never visited our museum. So today I paid a visit and was impressed with the exhibits they had in such a small museum. I studied geology and the ancient human occupation of Britain at university so I was particularly interested in the geology section showing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

For such a local and little museum we love to visit. We always go when there is a new exhibition. The people will always answer any questions you may have and the kids love the little hands on bits. It does not overwhelm the kids so they take on all the history etc

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Thank Ann B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

The museum has a mix of permanent and temporary exhibits which cover the history of Dartford and also houses remains of Kerrs an old Dartford Store. If I tell you too much it will spoil you visit.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

Visited this place many times as a child and was always amazed at all the different artefacts from Dartford's long history. Great Place, and the library next door is reportedly haunted.

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Thank Largehairy
Dartford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

Very good displays.This is a small museum with very friendly curator.It is a local museum so much of the content is about the history of Dartford

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Thank Patrick A
Dartford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

This is a real gem in Dartford town centre - they clearly operate on a small budget so cannot overhaul the entire museum too often but for such a small space they always seem to cram in a lot. The theme is often changing and they always try to be 'current'. You have to pop in often as they do... More 

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