Dover Museum


Dover Museum


Dover Museum

Uncover thousands of years of history in the heart of Dover

Dover Museum, the largest and most varied museum in White Cliffs Country, has a range of fascinating objects, models and original pictures showing the history and archaeology of Dover within its four gallery spaces. Admission to the museum is free.

Visit the award-winning Bronze Age Boat Gallery that displays the Dover Bronze Age Boat, the world's oldest surviving seagoing vessel, an internationally important archaeological discovery. The boat was uncovered in 1992, just yards from where it is now on permanent display.

Until Autumn 2021, view the Dunkirk Exhibition and relive the nine days in 1940 described by Winston Churchill as the "miracle of deliverance", when almost 340,000 allied troops were rescued from the beaches of Northern France, in a key turning point in the Second World War.

See the website www.dovermuseum.co.uk for details on special family days, events and temporary exhibitions at Dover Museum.

The Museum Shop has souvenirs of Dover and Britain, as well as a wide selection of books, and gifts for all occasions. The shop is open to non-museum visitors - although we hope you'll be tempted to stay a little longer!

June 2021 update: Please note that currently, all visits to Dover Museum must be pre-booked in advance. Online booking closes at midnight the day before your intended visit. For same-day availability enquiries, please email vic@dover.gov.uk or telephone 01304 201066.


Market Square Dover Kent CT16 1PH







01304 201066

What you need to know

  • Accepts groups and coach parties
  • Visitor toilet/s
  • Family friendly