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Dover Museum & Bronze Age Boat Gallery

Dover Museum is one of the oldest museums in Kent, founded over 150 years ago in 1836 has an amazing collection of artifacts and photographs depicting Dover's history inside the Museum.

In 1991 the museum was rehoused in a new three-storey building behind its original Victorian facade. The history galleries tell the story of the development of the town and port with original objects, graphics and models.

The exhibits are spread over three galleries; the ground floor traces the Doverís history from the Stone Age to the Saxons, and includes Britain's earliest shipwreck, the building of Dover's Roman forts, and gorgeous Saxon jewellery from the collections of the British Museum.

The first floor is dedicated to a special exhibition about Victorian Dover.

The top floor gallery is the largest. Six scale models clearly show the growing town and port of Dover since medieval times, surrounded by cases of the best of the museum's collections.

Recently has been opened Dover Bronze Age Boat Gallery, a major new gallery in Kent - displaying the Dover Boat, as well as exploring major themes of the Bronze Age, using artefacts, replicas, models, video, computer interactives, hands-on exhibits and illustrated panels.

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