Dover Museum


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 fascinating story of this rich and important area.

School Activity Days

we are looking forward to welcoming schools back to our activity days soon. If you would like information, please contact us.

Cross-curricular school activity days for Key Stage 1, 2 & 3 pupils are held throughout the year.  



Bronze Age Boat


In September 1992, archaeologists in Dover discovered the remains of a large wooden prehistoric boat thought to be some 3,000 years old. Our Gallery tells the story of this important find and its implications for understanding the Bronze Age.


Family Days

Fun for children of all ages. Free entry to Museum and activities on Family Days.


 Family Day (dinosaurs) Dover Museum - Feb 2019

The Museum is Closed 5th November - 2nd December.

Please see COVID news

Love the Museum? Join our team. We are looking to recruit a part-time caretaker. Caretaker Vacancy

 Channel Firing 

A response by Peter Sheppard Skaerved  to Dover Museum's WWI collection.

  • Channel Firing 

channel firing home 

Temporary Exhibition Gallery

  • Dunkirk 1940  

Online Exhibitions





Contact Us

Dover Museum
Market Square
Kent CT16 1PH

Tel: 01304 201066


Opening Hours

Closed 5th November - 2nd December 2020 please see our COVID news
Closed December 25th, 26th and 1st January

Admission is FREE - please pre-book