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 preliminary bookings for workshops from September 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.

Temporary Exhibition Gallery

  • Dunkirk 1940 

Online Exhibitions

 Channel Firing 

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

  • Channel Firing

channel firing home

Visiting the Museum

Please read our COVID safety advice. 

Excavation in Market Square 2021


New Stairwell Exhibition

Channel Swimming Poster 

Online Resources 

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

Read about the Corbel on our history gallery






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 until 1st October 2021


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