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Address: 182 Central Ave, Dover, NH 03820-4058
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+1 603-742-1038
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 am
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Museum campus has four buildings, featuring natural scince,local...

Museum campus has four buildings, featuring natural scince,local history,decorative arts, and contemporary art. Considered NH,s most eclectic museum. Yankee magazine award for best small museum in New England. Founded in 1916.

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an unusual gem

I have been several times, always have been welcomed by someone who knew the collection well and was eager to introduce it. There is something of interest for everyone here, and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Dover, New Hampshire, United States
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Dover, New Hampshire, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have been several times, always have been welcomed by someone who knew the collection well and was eager to introduce it. There is something of interest for everyone here, and it manages to be local in feel rather than overly aseptic.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016

A unique blend of local history displayed nicely in three well kept buildings. Everything from Indian artifacts, wars to manufacturing and much more. You will greeted by a large polar bear that was shot by a local sportsman in the 70's.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

I have been to the Musuem several times. First time with my children on a class trip for an American History Class. I have also taken visitors there to see history through the eyes of people who lived in the area from the 1800 to the present. There is a house there where you can see how settlers lived in... More 

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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We just visited the Woodman Museum a couple weeks ago, always wanted to do it. Was totally worth our time, and what an awesome museum it is. Lots of different things to look at about Dover history, and tons of collections donated from Dover residents. You never would imagine in your wildest dreams what you can find there! Take your... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This was our rainy day point of interest and it didn't fail. Going through the rooms on each floor, there was a lot to take in, but the cool part was going into the two other buildings that go along with it. It was made even better because one of the owners (I think) was our tour guide and gave... More 

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Pittsfield, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

We have been having a great time wandering the many rooms filled with different collections. Easy to find this place, I parked on the street.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

We had friends visiting from Nebraska and decided to check out the museum. I had visited a number of times in the past but hadn't been since all the renovations for their 100 year anniversary. All I can say is it's amazing! They have done a great job! It is clean, inviting, professional, and educational. We could have spent the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Brought my stepson from Florida for a visit and both he and my husband were lost in the history.The guides were knowledgeable and humorous, great combo!This is a great place to take everyone and anyone who loves history.

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Somersworth, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Great for a rainy afternoon. MANY interesting artifacts. The site itself is interesting with many historical pieces.

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Dover, NH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

The combination of U.S. and local New Hampshire history was so interesting. The artifacts are top notch and we need to go back to finish.

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