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Dover Museum

Dover Discovery Centre Market Square, Dover CT16 1PH, England
+44 1304 201066
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Even a Polar Bear !

Excellent museum with a good insight into the History of the town from it`s Bronze age boat... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Worldtravenut
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Cambridge,UK
Bronze Age Boat for free

The museum is free, but don't let that fool you the top floor is worth you time. The story of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
chawinflut
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Florida, USA
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  • Average7%
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Dover Discovery Centre Market Square, Dover CT16 1PH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent museum with a good insight into the History of the town from it`s Bronze age boat, various artifacts including a Polar Bear!

Thank Worldtravenut
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is free, but don't let that fool you the top floor is worth you time. The story of the finding and handling the bronze age boat is very interesting. The World War II information is well presented.

Thank chawinflut
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little museum lots of items to view and of course the bronze age which was discovered not so far away from the museum its self the boat exhibition is a must to see magical.

Thank Gavin P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is in Dover CBD, a lot of history and is well presented. The ancient boat which has been preserved is worth having a look at.

Thank Julie9066
DoverTICandMuseum, Visitor Information Assistant at Dover Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we are really proud of our Bronze Age boat exhibition and we're pleased to hear you enjoyed it too!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With time to spare I visited the museum which was well worth the effort. It’s nice to visit a museum and see something unique such as their wooden boat which is very well preserved. Local history well presented.

1  Thank Mark A
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Many people must bypass this in preference to Dover Castle. Actually this is the gem of Dover and more people should go. Admission is free, covering ancient/roman/saxon Britain all the way up to modern day. We only had an hour and only saw half of...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 19 August 2017

This is on 3 floors.The first floor has special exhibitions.I allowed 90minimizes to see this museum and it wasn't enough.It covers the history of Dover very extensively and it is free.

Thank wingate
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

This was an exquisite visit. We are English Channel swimmers having completed the swim we had time to relax in Dover. Museum is located in town center near the Discovery Center. It looks like just a gift shop from the outside but venture in and...More

Thank Louise D
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

This museum contains many surprises. Not least the Dover boat which is a revelation. The story of the Dover Pageant is fascinating. Free entry.

Thank Millarmaid
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We had an hour to waste before our cross channel ferry was taking passengers, and found the Diver Museum in our path. Little did we know that theBronze Age Boat preserved therein is the oldest sea going vessel in the world! It's exhibition was exceptionally...More

2  Thank Paul H
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953jrl
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Response from Mark A | Reviewed this property |
Yes the wooden boat is well preserved and well explained. It was discovered nearby during excavations and is historically very important.
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