Dover Transport Museum

A fascinating museum of transport with nationally important collections including Norman motorcycles, vintage buses, a fully restored Romany caravan and a wealth of transport and social history memorabilia.

Dover Transport Museum is an Attraction. Area Dover

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Useful info

  • Available: Family-friendly
  • Available: Coach parties welcome
  • Available: Coach parking available
  • Available: Food and drink on site
  • Available: On-site parking (charges may apply)
  • Available: Visitor toilet/s
  • Available: Season ticket/membership available
  • Available: Blue badge/ accessible parking bay/s
  • Available: Wheelchair user friendly
  • Available: Dog-friendly


Admission fees


Located just outside Dover, the Transport Museum is home to many forms of vintage transport and vintage shop fronts with a fascinating collection of items from the past century. It is run by volunteers who are passionate about the memorabilia and historic items in their care.

The museum's main attractions include:

  • Norman motorcycle collection - Pursey’s Motorcycle Shop in the museum’s main hall holds a nationally significant collection.
  • Maritime Collection - see Dover’s remarkable history in the development of train and car ferries.
  • Historic vehicles *
  • A large visitor-operated model railway
  • Model railways
  • 5″ gauge railway
  • Bygone street scenes
  • Model cars
  • Romany life display
  • Channel tunnel memorabilia
  • Not all vehicles in the collection may be on display at the time of your visit.

Throughout the museum old-fashioned shop fronts display fascinating items of social history from the past 100 years – from cameras to wireless sets, from boots to kitchenware.

Outside, there is a newly-restored St Thomas 0-6-0 Saddle Tank Engine from Snowdown Colliery, perfect for young Thomas the Tank Engine fans.  A new mini railway is operated during good weather and the restored vintage machinery in Arter’s Workshop is operated during opening hours.  The WWII Anderson Shelter is always open.

Opening times:

Wednesdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays throughout the year excluding Christmas. 10.30am to 4.30pm (latest entry time 3.30pm). 

  • From 1 November 2023 to 31 December, the museum will close at 3.30pm, last entry time 2.30pm.
  • Closed on 20 December for the Christmas break, but open on 27 and 31 December.
  • Closed from 1 January to 14 February 2024 for a period of winter maintenance.

All full price entry tickets are valid for a whole year, so you can return as many times as you like at no extra cost.