Dover Museum And Bronze Age Boat Gallery

Dover Museum And Bronze Age Boat Gallery

Dover Museum And Bronze Age Boat Gallery
4.5
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
Dover Museum and Bronze Age Boat Gallery tells the story of the port and town of Dover from Neolithic times to the modern day. Displays feature local archaeological finds, models charting the development of the harbour, and our famous polar bear, known as Fred! The Dover Bronze Age Boat, the world's oldest known seagoing vessel, is displayed in its own gallery alongside an exhibition on Bronze Age life. The Special Exhibition Gallery features a new display each year. 2022's exhibition is Pastimes Through Time, telling the story of how we spent our leisure time from the Romans to the present day. The museum building also houses the White Cliffs Country (Dover, Deal and Sandwich) Visitor Information Centre, and a souvenir and gift shop. All galleries are wheelchair-accessible, and printed copies of the stairwell exhibitions are available to borrow. Admission is free.
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  • lixwman
    Gloucestershire, United Kingdom3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful few hours spent
    I visited in January to gain a bit more insight with my personal research, and to have alook at other exhibits. The staff were very helpful, giving me some guidance for other areas of interest around Dover. Wonderful few hours spent looking around the museum, would highly recommend.
    We're glad you enjoyed your visit and found it helpful. Thanks for your review!
    Written 8 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 5 March 2023
  • Pete F
    83 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit
    This is a great little museum/visitor center. The staff was exceedingly friendly and helpful. The exhibit on Dover and the Channel including cross-channel swimming was very interesting. But the highlight is the amazingly well-preserved Bronze Age boat. It’s reminiscent of the Mary Rose in Portsmouth. Currently there’s a lot of construction in the immediate area so the entrance to the museum is a little hidden, but it’s well worth the effort to find it!
    Thanks so much for your review, we're glad you enjoyed your visit.
    Written 28 December 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 August 2023
  • joe201670
    Chelmsford, United Kingdom117 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting Museum
    What an interesting museum in Dover and it is free entry, donations welcome. We had a good look around this museum and really enjoyed our visit, would recommend to others. Pay and display car parking nearby.
    We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, thank you for your kind review.
    Written 28 December 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 October 2023
  • dccv1
    Toronto, Canada318 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An Absolute Gem of a Museum
    This museum is an absolute gem. Admission is free and the staff were very nice and helpful. The star attraction is the 3500 year old sea going boat that was discovered nearby, raised and restored. Quite a sight and the replica that was constructed shows clearly what it would have looked like. There were other excellent exhibits that focused on the history of the area over the centuries. We found the exhibits on the English Channel swimmers to be quite interesting as well. This should not be missed!
    Thank you for leaving us such a lovely review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit.
    Written 28 December 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 December 2023
  • Michael W
    94 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great museum in Dover
    What a great surprise. Dover is not the most attractive of towns, so if you have some time to spend in the town this is a great way to spend a hour or two. The museum is bigger than it looks from the outside, consists of 3 floors and has great displays ranging from Bronze age times (you must go to the top floor to see the boat), Roman through to World War 2. Interesting displays on the history of Channel swimming and the Hovercraft.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 February 2024
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Michael W
94 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
What a great surprise. Dover is not the most attractive of towns, so if you have some time to spend in the town this is a great way to spend a hour or two.
The museum is bigger than it looks from the outside, consists of 3 floors and has great displays ranging from Bronze age times (you must go to the top floor to see the boat), Roman through to World War 2. Interesting displays on the history of Channel swimming and the Hovercraft.
Written 27 February 2024
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dccv1
Toronto, Canada318 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
This museum is an absolute gem. Admission is free and the staff were very nice and helpful. The star attraction is the 3500 year old sea going boat that was discovered nearby, raised and restored. Quite a sight and the replica that was constructed shows clearly what it would have looked like. There were other excellent exhibits that focused on the history of the area over the centuries. We found the exhibits on the English Channel swimmers to be quite interesting as well. This should not be missed!
Written 12 December 2023
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Thank you for leaving us such a lovely review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit.
Written 28 December 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

kent girl
Sittingbourne, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Great museum , so many interesting exhibits. The Bronze Age Boat is amazing. Loved all the information on the Channel swimmers. Well worth a couple of hours
Written 25 October 2023
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Thank you for your review, we're glad you enjoyed your visit.
Written 28 December 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

joe201670
Chelmsford, UK117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
What an interesting museum in Dover and it is free entry, donations welcome. We had a good look around this museum and really enjoyed our visit, would recommend to others. Pay and display car parking nearby.
Written 24 October 2023
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We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, thank you for your kind review.
Written 28 December 2023
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Jacob L
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Absolutely amazing to walk around the history of Dover so much to learn and kept my 13 month old interested
Written 15 September 2023
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Thanks os much for leaving us a review, we're glad you enjoyed your visit.
Written 28 December 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Pete F
Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
This is a great little museum/visitor center. The staff was exceedingly friendly and helpful. The exhibit on Dover and the Channel including cross-channel swimming was very interesting. But the highlight is the amazingly well-preserved Bronze Age boat. It’s reminiscent of the Mary Rose in Portsmouth. Currently there’s a lot of construction in the immediate area so the entrance to the museum is a little hidden, but it’s well worth the effort to find it!
Written 6 August 2023
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Thanks so much for your review, we're glad you enjoyed your visit.
Written 28 December 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
I felt compelled to write a review as this is a great little find in Dover, absolutely free. There are a range of artefacts here from archaeological digs that go back over a thousand years to wartime memorabilia, info about Operation Dynamo, a range of coins from different UK reigns (including a remarkably clear one of Henry VIII) and of course the star attraction, the Bronze Age boat. The museum is just the right size to be super interesting without feeling overwhelming. Highly recommended.
Written 17 June 2023
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Thank you for your kind review - we're glad you enjoyed your visit.
Written 28 December 2023
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Julia D
Aldershot, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Very interesting and well-laid out, with lifts between the floors for those unable to manage stairs. The bronze age boat was amazing, especially the video showing how a replica of the boat was made using bronze age tools. Other displays in the museum described the area from prehistoric times onwards. There was a nice little shop at the entrance and admission was free.
Written 28 May 2023
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Thanks for leaving us such a great review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit.
Written 8 June 2023
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Stuart S
London, UK204 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
This was a wonderful little museum, free of charge, with an amazing Bronze Age Boat exhibit with extensive explanantions, and a wealth of historical exhibits. We spent a full 2-3 hours absorbing all they had to offer.
Written 29 March 2023
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Thank you for your review, we're glad you enjoyed your visit.
Written 8 June 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

lixwman
Gloucestershire, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
I visited in January to gain a bit more insight with my personal research, and to have alook at other exhibits. The staff were very helpful, giving me some guidance for other areas of interest around Dover.
Wonderful few hours spent looking around the museum, would highly recommend.
Written 6 March 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
We're glad you enjoyed your visit and found it helpful. Thanks for your review!
Written 8 June 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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