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.

We are now taking bookings for May - July 2021.

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

Online Exhibitions

The Museum is Now Open

Monday - Saturday  09.30 - 17.00
Sunday 10.00-  3.00

Prebook your Museum Entry Ticket  

Please see COVID news for more information.

 Peter Clark 1959 - 2021

Pete reassembling boat

Temporary Exhibition Gallery

  • Dunkirk 1940  


Online Resources 

Read our updated information on Stanlee Shipbreaking & Salvage Company for a facinating look into this aspect of Dover's rich history.


 Channel Firing 

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

  • Channel Firing 

channel firing home








Contact Us

Dover Museum
Market Square
Kent CT16 1PH

Tel: 01304 201066


Opening Hours

9.30-5.00  Monday to Saturday
10.00 - 3.00 Sunday from 23rd May 2021

Please see our COVID update for current information on opening times.