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

Dates for September 2022-April 2023

Cross-curricular school activity days for Key Stage 1, 2 & 3 pupils are held throughout the year. For more information please visit our Education page.

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Bronze Age Boat


In September 1992, archaeologists in Dover discovered the remains of a prehistoric wooden boat thought to be some 3,500 years old. Our gallery tells the story of this important find and its implications for understanding the Bronze Age.

Temporary Exhibition Gallery

 'Pastimes Through Time' 

Online Exhibitions

 Channel Firing 

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

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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