Dover Museum is much more than just a local history and archaeology museum. Situated in the town centre of Dover, Britain’s historic port town, this modern museum tells the story of this rich and important area.
Included in the admission charge is entry to the award winning Bronze Age Boat Gallery with interactive exhibits, computers and microscopes. The Dover Bronze Age Boat, the world's oldest known seagoing boat, is an internationally important archaeological discovery.
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Monday to Saturday 09.30am - 5pm
Sunday (April-Sept) 10am - 3pm
Closed Sundays October to March
Closed December 25th, 26th and 1st January
Be a regular visitor! Pay once and apply for an annual membership card which allows free admission to the museum for a year.
The Bronze Age Boat
A Major International Archaeological Discovery
In September 1992, archaeologists from the Canterbury Archaeological Trust working alongside contractors on a new road link between Dover and Folkestone discovered the remains of a large wooden prehistoric boat thought to be some 3,000 years old, belonging to a period known to archaeologists as the Bronze Age.
It was a find of both national and international significance which will shed new light on early seafaring and woodworking skills in Northern Europe.
The boat is now displayed in a glass case as the centrepiece of a whole floor in the museum devoted to archeology.
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Events & Exhibitions
Beyond the Horizon
1st July - 31st December 2013
The touring exhibition ‘Beyond the horizon, Societies of the Channel and North Sea 3500 years ago' is being held at Dover Museum from 1st July to 31st December 2013
This multi-sensory archaeological exhibit is the result of French, English and Belgium collaboration and tells the history of men and women who lived on the Channel coast 3500 years ago.
Dover Museum has a range of excellent online resources.
Dover Museum Family Days are suitable for children and adults of all ages. Come along anytime between 10am-3.30pm. Entry to the museum is FREE on Family Days.