Dover Museum, Dover

Dover Museum, Dover (must see)

The Dover Museum is on Market Square in the heart of Dover's town center. One of the oldest museums in Kent, this museum was founded in 1836. The spacious museum houses a magnificent collection of archaeological finds and artifacts showcasing the history of Dover.

Not to be missed is the Bronze Age boat exhibit, where visitors can see the incredible ruins of the oldest known seagoing boat in the world. An important archaeological discovery, the wooden boat is considered to be 3,500 years old. This fascinating prehistoric craft has been well preserved.

The history of the town of Dover is brought to life using dioramas, illustrations, and models. Popular with visitors is the polar bear known as Fred, brought back from the Arctic by an explorer in 1897. In the Temporary Exhibition Gallery, you can view special exhibits on display for a limited time. In addition to souvenirs, you can find books and videos about local Dover history in the museum shop.

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Dover Museum on Map

Sight Name: Dover Museum
Sight Location: Dover, England (See walking tours in Dover)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Walking Tours in Dover, England

Create Your Own Walk in Dover

Create Your Own Walk in Dover

Creating your own self-guided walk in Dover is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Western Heights Walking Tour

Western Heights Walking Tour

The Western Heights of Dover is an impressive fortification built for protection against invaders. Construction took place at the time of the Napoleonic Wars, with improvements continuing during the 19th century. This immense hilltop fortress features an incredible network of forts, barracks, tunnels, ramparts, and massive ditches.

There are two forts at Western Heights, the Drop Redoubt and...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles
Dover Introduction Walking Tour

Dover Introduction Walking Tour

The lovely coastal town of Dover in Kent, England, overlooking the English Channel from the height of the striking white chalk cliffs, has long been a major sea gate to the country. It is to this iconic landmark, known as the "White Cliffs of Dover", that the isle of Great Britain owes its nickname, the Albion.

According to archaeological findings, this location at the narrowest...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles