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“Lovely museum including the world famous bronze age boat”
Review of Dover Museum

Dover Museum
Ranked #9 of 52 things to do in Dover
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Luton, UK
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133 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Lovely museum including the world famous bronze age boat”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

OK so I am biased, Keith parfitt who discovered the bronze age boat is my cousin. Having talked at length with him about the boat and its excavation and preservation I was anxious to see it up close. The glass enclosure allows you to see it in it's entirity and there are hands-on activities in the boat gallery including tying rope knots and impressions of how the boat might have looked when it sailed.

There's much more to Dover museum including exhibitions on the town's role in the second world war as well as galleries which change. One time I visited there was an exhibition of vintage cameras which is also right up my street.

Well worth a visit if you want to see the boat and learn more about Dover's considerable history.

Visited December 2012
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DoverTIC, Information Assistant at Dover Museum, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
Thank you very much for all your positive comments! We are very glad that you enjoyed your visit after the considerable amount of insight you no doubt would have received beforehand! We look forward to welcoming you again soon for a visit.
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Dover Museum”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

We loved this museum, I loved all the Roman things. The staff are very helpful and friendly. The bronze age boat was very interesting. This is worth a visit for sure.

Visited October 2012
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DoverTIC, Information Assistant at Dover Museum, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
We are thrilled to read all your positive comments and it's always pleasing for the staff to hear. We very much look forward to you visiting us again in the future!
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Bronze Age Boat and Local History”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

Nice small museum with helpful staff. The Bronze Age Boat display is very well done. It is an amazing artifact and well worth a look-see.

Visited September 2012
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DoverTIC, Information Assistant at Dover Museum, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
Many thanks for your positive review and for your comments about staff and exhibits. We hope to host another of your visits in the future!
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Aberdeenshire
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“Interesting and informative local history museum”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Much to see and the staff are friendly. Whole section on Roman times but the sectionn I enjoyed most was about the last world war. Well laid out and entertaining.

Visited September 2012
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DoverTIC, Information Assistant at Dover Museum, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
Thank you for your positive comments and we are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon!
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Dover, United Kingdom
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“boring old same same”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

I expected something a little bit more uplifting to get my gransdon excited about. The displays are ok but could do with being aimed at children a bit more.

Visited August 2012
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DoverTIC, Information Assistant at Dover Museum, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
Thank you for your comments. We are sorry that the Museum did not meet your expectations. If you do wish to visit again, during the holidays we have quizzes for children and our newly opened temporary exhibition features many interactive activities suitable for children. Additionally, we have a Family Day at least once a month which is a free event offering activities for children. We would very much like to invite you and your grandson along to one of these days and hope you experience a more enjoyable visit.
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