Poems, songs and even movies have been inspired by the world famous White Cliffs of Dover. On a clear day these can even be seen from France across the English Channel. Atop the White Cliffs is the famous Dover Castle.

The town, which was likely the first location where settlers crossed to the British Isles, has a long and rich history. And much of it can be seen at the Dover Museum. The oldest museum in Kent, Dover Museum was founded in 1836, and moved to its current location in 1991. The three-story building that is home to the museum features the original Victorian façade, and within the history of Dover is traced from the Stone Age to the modern day. Also housed inside is the Dover Bronze Age Boat Gallery, which includes the world’s oldest surviving seagoing vessel. Located in Market Square, the museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10am until 5:30pm, and from noon to 5pm on Sunday. It is closed on December 25-26, and January 1.

The nearby Dover Transport Museum offers a look at the world, but in miniature. It is home to numerous miniature towns, planes, cars and trains. The museum is open Sundays from 10:30am until 5pm, and Wednesday to Friday from 1:30pm until 5pm.