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“Great Museum”
Review of Dover Museum

Dover Museum
Ranked #9 of 55 things to do in Dover
Certificate of Excellence
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Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great Museum”
Reviewed 8 November 2013 via mobile

Visited this museum just to see the Bronze Age Boat and wasn't disappointed. What a brilliant exhibition with the boat as the centre piece! Lots of information about the boat without being over the top and a 'reconstruction' model of what the boat probably looked like over 3.5 thousand years ago.

The rest of the museum is also very good. So if you are in Dover, this museum is well worth your time - my opinion of course!

Visited November 2013
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DoverTICandMuseum, Information Assistant at Dover Museum, responded to this review, 11 November 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for the Museum! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you will be back to see some of our new exhibitions in the future.
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
189 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Found by chance”
Reviewed 30 October 2013

stopped the night at dover marina ready for trip to france, was a lovely morning so had a walk around and found the museum, which was good, it was free as it was half term, good to see the bronze age boat, nice place to take children, lots of games to play, friendly people who work there, really glad we went

Visited October 2013
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DoverTICandMuseum, Information Assistant at Dover Museum, responded to this review, 1 November 2013
Good Morning Jill. Thank you for taking the time to send us such a lovely review. I'm so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your visit to our Museum. There was certainly a great atmosphere over the two special family days we had this half term, so thank you for being a part of that! We hope you had a good crossing over to France and perhaps see you back at Dover Museum again soon. Best Regards, All at Dover Museum & VIC. ^CM.
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Malaga, Spain
Level 6 Contributor
134 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Unique preserved boat.”
Reviewed 18 October 2013

A fine museum in the centre of Dover with the upper floor having the amazing recently discovered prehistoric boat preserved in a dedicated chamber. There is a reconstruction of part of the boat showing the methods used in building it and also how they aged the wood from tree rings to give an accurate age. A short film records the rebuild by enthusiastic carpenters utilising similar tools and methods as presumed used so long ago. The rest of the building is full of excellent displays and overall is certainly worth making the time to visit.

Visited October 2013
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DoverTICandMuseum, Information Assistant at Dover Museum, responded to this review, 25 October 2013
Hello Robert. Thank you very much for your lovely review. I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit! We hope to see you here again soon for another visit. Kind Regards, all at Dover Museum & VIC. ^CM
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fantastic history all in one place”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

The 3 story museum is full of history through the millenniums. Staff excellent and well clued up on all there is. Certainly worth a great visit

Visited October 2013
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DoverTICandMuseum, Information Assistant at Dover Museum, responded to this review, 16 October 2013
Good Afternoon Alan. Thank you very much for your lovely review and your kind words about our galleries and staff. We do take great pride in our museum and we are thrilled to hear that this enthusiasm and knowledge came across. We hope to see you again soon! CM.
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Oldest intact boat in the world”
Reviewed 5 October 2013

This town is steeped in history more than any other locals know it. But anyone passing through would have no idea

Visited November 2012
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DoverTICandMuseum, Information Assistant at Dover Museum, responded to this review, 10 October 2013
Hello there. Thank you so much for taking the time to review and rate our museum. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and enjoyed discovering all the wonderful history we are so lucky to have here. Hope to see you again soon. Best Regards, CM
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