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Dover Museum

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Address: Dover Discovery Centre Market Square, Dover CT16 1PH, England
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+44 1304 201066
09:30 - 17:00
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 17:00

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Lots more in here than you think.

We thought we would take a look and were suprised to find three floors of things to see. It was very interesting to see models of how Dover has changed over the years.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thought we would take a look and were suprised to find three floors of things to see. It was very interesting to see models of how Dover has changed over the years.

Thank JSB65
Greater London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting insight of the history of Dover old an new. Because it shows you ww2 bomb damage of area,but also shows pre Roman occupation and more and it's free

Thank Peter G
Rainham, null, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

There is a sign that says the entrance to the Museum is down the side so we joined a queue down the side only to find out that it was a cinema! The entrance is at the front but behind the railings. There is also a sign that says you need tickets so we queued at the desk but although... More 

Thank Elaine W
Essex, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Six bottles of wine for £25 offer. Warnock Station basic stuff. Factor in extra time to check in though - Border Force now doing strange checks in a closed shed? Crossing smooth and quick as usual. Well worth.

Thank Stephen B
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Last minute trip to the museum. In the city centre by castle. Free entry for exhibition over 3 floors. We also met Mr Polar bear!

Thank softybabe
Rugby, United Kingdom
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77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Can flit through if you want and just see the things that interest you or can spend a good 1-2 hours and read many of the interesting facts about Dover, its' history etc. The development of the harbour and ferry service. Upstairs is the Bronze Age boat that's fascinating and remarkable. Well worth a trip.

Thank Aldesh1
East Grinstead
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Very nice free museum, interesting artefacts and exhibits, with a good history of Dover. Also what must be considered the main exhibit, the 3,500 year old boat from the bronze age.

London, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Visited on a Saturday afternoon during half term and we were the only people in there. Apart from the girls behind the desk when we came in there was no other staff throughout the museum. There's enough to see and do to keep you entertained through a bad weather situation but it's not a must do. Although I would say... More 

Thank Vicky L
New Castle, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

My husband and I enjoyed walking through the museum. It was free for admission and when we were finished with the tour we offered them a donation and they were so shocked as if they never receive them which I find hard to believe knowing how awesome the museum was. It was very interesting and the very top floor with... More 

Thank Gabrielle W
Ashford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Have been wanting to see the Bronze Age boat for a while now and today we had the opportunity to do so. What pleased us most was turning up to find out the museum was free! This topped off a wonderful visit. Although a very small museum, some lovely interactive displays to keep children (and adults!!) engaged. We thoroughly enjoyed... More 

Thank juliaandadam123

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