Dover Museum

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 Days

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.

Online Resources

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


Castles & Catapults »
Wednesday 14 August: Free creative workshop for children age 5-12, inspired by the 1216 siege of Dover Castle. Booking required.


Animals Everywhere »
New exhibition now open in our special exhibitions gallery.

RNLI 200 »
Celebrating the bicentenary of the RNLI and focusing on the history and contribution of our four lifeboat stations.

Online Exhibitions

All our exhibitions »





Contact Us

Dover Museum
Market Square
Kent CT16 1PH

Tel: 01304 201066


Opening Hours

  • April-September
    9.30am-5pm Monday to Saturday
    10am-3pm Sunday
  • October-March
    9.30am-5pm Monday to Saturday 
    Closed Sunday
  • Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Free Admission


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