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

 School Dates for


School dates now on line. If you would like a printed programme 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

What's On

 Channel Firing 

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

  • Channel Firing 

channel firing home 

Temporary Exhibition Gallery

  • Invaders and Settlers 
    The English Channel a gateway and barrier, exploring the welcome and unwelcome visitors to Dover shores.

Stairwell Exhibition

Eleven Empty Spaces

Online Exhibitions





Contact Us

Dover Museum
Market Square
Kent CT16 1PH

Tel: 01304 201066

Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday     9.30am-5pm
Sunday (April-Sept)      10am-3pm
Closed Sundays October to March
Closed December 25th, 26th and 1st January

Admission is FREE