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Dover Museum

Learn about Dover’s long history as an essential port town throughout the millennia at this exciting, interactive museum that exhibits a real Bronze Age boat.

Dover is home to one of the most significant ports in British history and the town’s rich seafaring heritage is captivatingly documented at the Dover Museum. The museum’s informative displays cover the history of the local area from the Stone Age to the Saxons and Romans. Immerse yourself in Dover’s heritage from medieval to modern times with six scale models of the town’s development through the ages, from its humble beginnings as a Stone Age farming community to its current form as one of the busiest ports in the world.

Visit the museum to find the oldest known seagoing boat on exhibition in the world. Discover the Bronze Age Boat, an archeological treasure believed to be 3,500 years old. This discovery of international archeological significance has helped historians learn more about ancient woodworking in northern Europe. Find out about prehistoric Dover with interactive screen displays, microscopes, archaeological artifacts and a comprehensive research library.

The museum is regularly updated with temporary displays that have multisensory exhibits. Educational events and lectures are held in conjunction with these exhibitions, as well as lots of interactive displays and projects to keep kids busy. Join the Dover Museum on one of its Family Days held frequently throughout the year. Entry is free for the whole family, and adults and children alike can get involved in fun activities aimed at learning about Dover’s rich history.

Dover Museum is open every day except winter Sundays and Christmas, Boxing and New Year’s days. Admission prices are affordable and offer great value for families, kids and seniors. 

The museum is centrally located in historic Market Square, just a few minutes’ walk from the Biggin Street shopping precinct and the Pencester Gardens. Catch one of Dover’s convenient local buses to the nearby Pencester Road bus stop or drive to the site and take advantage of nearby parking lots and street parking.


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Best Western Plus Dover Marina Hotel & Spa £79
Best Western Plus Dover Marina Hotel & Spa

Best Western Plus Dover Marina Hotel & Spa

     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Offering direct access to the beach, this Dover hotel is in the historical district and within a 5-minute walk of Dover Beach and Dover Museum. Dover Western Docks Ferry Terminal and Dover Castle are also within 1 mile (2 km). Dover Priory Station is 12 minutes by foot and DOVER EASTERN DOCKS (Station) is 13 minutes.

    Churchill Guest House £85
    Churchill Guest House

    Churchill Guest House

       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated by the sea, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Dover Museum and Dover Beach. Dover Western Docks Ferry Terminal and Dover Castle are also within 15 minutes. Dover Priory Station is 12 minutes by foot and DOVER EASTERN DOCKS (Station) is 13 minutes.

      St Martin's Guest House £80
      St Martin's Guest House

      St Martin's Guest House

         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Dover, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Pencester Gardens and Dover Museum. Dover Western Docks Ferry Terminal and Dover Castle are also within 15 minutes. Dover Priory Station is 13 minutes by foot and DOVER EASTERN DOCKS (Station) is 14 minutes.

        Newly Refurbished 2 bed Flat City Centre Dover
        Newly Refurbished 2 bed Flat City Centre Dover

        Newly Refurbished 2 bed Flat City Centre Dover

        Biggin St, 51, Dover, ENG
           
          0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Dover, this apartment building is steps away from Roman Painted House and Dover Museum. Dover Castle and Dover Western Docks Ferry Terminal are also within 1 mile (2 km). Dover Priory Station is 6 minutes by foot and DOVER EASTERN DOCKS (Station) is 7 minutes.

          Newly Refurbished two bed Flat
          Newly Refurbished two bed Flat

          Newly Refurbished two bed Flat

          51 Biggin St, Dover, ENG
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Dover, this apartment building is steps away from Roman Painted House and Dover Museum. Dover Castle and Dover Western Docks Ferry Terminal are also within 1 mile (2 km). Dover Priory Station is 6 minutes by foot and DOVER EASTERN DOCKS (Station) is 7 minutes.

            Newly Refurbished One Bedroom Apartment
            Newly Refurbished One Bedroom Apartment

            Newly Refurbished One Bedroom Apartment

            Biggin St, Dover, ENG
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Dover, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Roman Painted House and Dover Museum. Dover Castle and Dover Western Docks Ferry Terminal are also within 1 mile (2 km). Dover Priory Station is 6 minutes by foot and DOVER EASTERN DOCKS (Station) is 6 minutes.

              Dover Town Rooms
              Dover Town Rooms

              Dover Town Rooms

                 
                2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Dover, this guesthouse is within a 5-minute walk of Pencester Gardens and Dover Museum. Dover Western Docks Ferry Terminal and Dover Castle are also within 15 minutes. Dover Priory Station is 11 minutes by foot and DOVER EASTERN DOCKS (Station) is 11 minutes.

                Hostel Alma & Cafe Express £40
                Hostel Alma & Cafe Express

                Hostel Alma & Cafe Express

                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Dover, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Roman Painted House and Dover Museum. Dover Castle and Dover Western Docks Ferry Terminal are also within 1 mile (2 km). Dover Priory Station and DOVER EASTERN DOCKS (Station) are within a 5-minute walk.