Dover Museum

Dover Museum

Website

www.dovermuseum.co.uk

E-mail

museumenquiries@dover.gov.uk

Telephone

01304 201066

Fax

01304 241186

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Dover Musuem
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Dover Museum is a local history and archaeology museum situated in the town centre of Dover, Britain's historic port town. It is home to the Dover Bronze Age Boat, the world's oldest known seagoing boat and a fascinating archaeological discovery. It is a modern museum which tells Dover's rich and important history through the museum's fine collection, including a splendid archaeology collection; clear and legible illustrated panels (with French precis); models and replicas, including a wonderful set of scale models showing the development of the town and port of Dover from the Roman times up to 1990; informative computer displays, which include games and interactives for all ages; and access to an illustrated database of the museum's reserve collection.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday 09.30am - 5pm
Sunday (April-Sept) 10am - 3pm

Closed Sundays October to March

Closed December 25th, 26th and 1st January

Admission charges

Discounts

  • Museums Association
  • English Heritage

Dover Museum's displays cover the prehistory and history of Dover: Prehistoric Dover, including one of the finest Bronze Age displays in the country; Roman glass and pottery from some of Dover's many Roman sites; Anglo-Saxon finds from the Buckland Cemetery excavation (on loan from the British Museum); the Norman conquest and the burning of Dover
the history of Dover Castle, the medieval development of the town and port, including a magnificent portrait of Elizabeth I, the Victorian rebuilding of the town and Dover's important place in both World Wars.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Land Transport, Maritime, Natural Sciences, Personalities, Social History, Weapons and War

Key artists and exhibits

  • Bronze Age finds
  • Roman glass and pottery
  • The Dover Bronze Age Boat
  • Channel swimmers
  • Noel Coward
  • Ian Fleming
  • Sawyers Velocipede
  • Court's The Wine Merchants
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Dover and the Great War

  • 3 February 2014 — 3 January 2015 *on now

During the First World War Dover became an important military centre, a harbour housing the Dover Patrol, and a town ringed by fortifications and airfields.

Dover was the first and the last town to be bombed from the air. The Dover Patrol, which began in 1914 as a very small naval command, grew to be one of the most important and famous of the First World War.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Adult £4.00
Child/senior citizen/concession £2.75
Family Ticket £10.00

Website

http://www.dovermuseum.co.uk/Exhibitions/Exhibitions.aspx

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Voyages of Discovery

A talk and artefact handling session on everyday life in the Tudor period following on the life of a Tudor sailor combined with an art workshop making a clay treasure chest or a drama session on Tudor explorers.

How to obtain

The cost for the workshop is £2.75 per pupil, £2.50 per pupil for schools from the Dover District Council area.
Accompanying adults free.
This includes a free visit to the museum before or after the workshop.

Ancient Greeks and Archaeologists KS1,2,3

A 2hr workshop incorporating a talk on what an archaelogist does with the chance to look at artefacts the way archaelogists do with either :-
a) An art session making a clay head of Zeus.
b) A drama session on everyday life in Ancient Greece.
c) A drama session on Ancient Greek Myths and Legends

How to obtain

The cost of the 2hr workshop is £2.750 per pupil, for schools from the Dover District Council area the cost is £2.50 per pupil, All accompanying adults are free.
This includes free entry to Dover Musuem before or after the workshop.
Please contact Dover Museum Education Department on 01304 201066

Anglo-Saxons KS1 KS2 KS3

A 2hr workshop combining a talk and artefact handling session on life in Anglo-Saxon Britain with either:-
a) Art workshop making a clay replica of the famous Sutton Hoo mask.
b) Art workshop making clay jewellery
b)Drama workshop on everyday life in the Anglo-Saxon period.
c) Drama workshop on the story of Beowulf.

How to obtain

The cost of the workshop is £2.75 per pupil, £2.50 for pupils from schools from the Dover District Council area. All accompanying adults are free. This includes a free visit to Dover Musuem before or after the workshop.
For more information or to make a booking please contact:=
Miss Kim Norton
Education Officer
Dover Museum
Market Square
Dover
Kent
CT16 1PB
Tel: 01304 216885
Fax: 01304 241186
Email: museumeducation@dover.gov.uk

Celts KS1, KS2 & KS3

A 2hr workshop combining a talk and artefact handling session on everyday life at the time of the Celts combined with a drama session on everyday life during the Celtic period.

How to obtain

The cost of the workshop is £2.75 per pupil, with accompanying adults free, for schools from the DDC area there is a discounted rate of £2.50 per pupil, with accompanying adults free.
For more information or to make a booking please contcat Miss Kim Norton, Education Officer, Tel: 01304 201066 email museumeducation@dover.gov.uk

Drawing Workshop

A range of 1hr drawing workshops are available:-
a) Bottles, Bottles, Borttles - using items from the museum's collection, This workshop will have an underlying Green Environment theme.
b) Dover On The Front Line - Linked to Dover during WW" and using artefacts and photographs.
c) the Vicotrisan Parlour - Focusing on the museum's Victoriana collection.
d) Victorian Workets's Cottage - making a 3D model of a Victorian workers cottage.

How to obtain

The cost of these workshops is £1 per pupil with accompanying adults free.

Egyptians and Archaeologists KS1, KS2, KS3

A 2hr workshop at Dover Museum combining a talk on what an archaeologist does with the chance to look at artefacts the way archaelogists do with either an art session making a clay Eye of Horus or a drama workshop on everyday life at the time of the the Egyptians.

How to obtain

The cost for the workshop is £2.75 per pupil, £2.50 per pupil for schools from the Dover District Council area. Accompanying adults are free. This includes a free visit to Dover Museum before or after the workshop.

Florence Nightingale KS1

A 2hr workshop at Dover Museum incorporating a talk and handling session on everyday life in the Victorian period with either an art session making a clay oiol lamp or a drama session on the life and times of Florence Nightingale.

How to obtain

£2.75 per pupil, £2.50 per pupil for schools from Dover District Council area, all accompanying adults free.
Includes free entry to Dover Museum before or after workshop.
For more information or to make a booking please contact:-
Miss Kim Norton
Education Officer
Dover Museum
Market Square
Dover
Kent
CT16 1PB
Tel: 01304 216885
Fax: 01304 241186
Email: museumeducation@dover.gov.uk

Grace Darling KS1

A 2hr workshop at Dover Museum combining a talk and artefact handling session on everyday life in the Victorian period with a drama session on the life of Grace Darling.

How to obtain

The cost of the workshop is £2.75 per pupil, £2.50 for pupils from the Dover Disctrict Council area. This includes free entry to Dover Musuem before or after the workshop.

For more information or to make a booking please contact:-
Miss Kim Norton
Education Officer
Dover Museum
Market Square
Dover
Kent
CT16 1PB
Tel: 01304 216885
Fax: 01304 241186
Email: museumeducation@dover.gov.uk

History of the Seaside KS1

A 2hr workshop at Dover Museum combining a talk and artefact handling session on what seaside holidays were like in the past with either a practical art workshop making a clay fish or a drama session on going to the seaside in the Victorian period.

How to obtain

The cost of the workshop is £2.75 per pupil, £2.50 per pupil for schools from the Dover District Council area. Accompanying adults are free.
For more information or to make a booking please contact:-
Miss Kim Norton
Education Officer
Dover Museum
Market Square
Dover
Kent
CT16 1PB
Tel: 01304 216885
Fax: 01304 241186
Email: museumeducation@dover.gov.uk

Homes KS1

A 2hr workshop at Dover Musuem combining a tour of parts of the museum and a talk and artefact handling session on what homes were like a long time ago with either an art workshop making a clay tile with a picture of a house on it or a drama session on homes from the past.

How to obtain

The cost for the workshop is £2.75 per pupil, £2.50 for pupils from schools from the Dover District Council area. Accompanying adults are free. This includes free entry to the museum before or after the workshop.
For more information or to make a booking please contact:-
Miss Kim Norton
Education Officer
Dover Museum
Market Square
Dover
Kent
CT16 1PB
Tel: 01304 216885
Fax: 01304 241186
Email: museumeducation@dover.gov.uk

Life in a Castle KS1

A 2hr workshop at Dover Museum combining a talk and artefact handling session on everyday life in a castle with
either
a) an art workshop making a clay plate and spoon.
b) a drama workshop on the sort of people who lived in a castle and what their everyday lives were like.
c) a dram workshop on a fairy tale set in a castle

How to obtain

The cost for the workshop is £2.75 per pupil, £2.50 per pupil for schools from the Dover District Council area. Accompanying adults free. This includes a free visit to the museum before or after the workshop.
For more information or to make a booking please contact:-
Miss Kim Norton
Education Officer
Dover Museum
Market Square
Dover
Kent
CT16 1PB
Tel: 01304 216885
Fax: 01304 241186
Email: museumeducation@dover.gov.uk

Materials KS1,KS2

A 2hr workshop at Dover Museum combining a tour of the Bronze Age Boat gallery focusing on different materials used in the Bronze Age and a detailed look at a variety of historical artefacts with either an art workshop making a Bronze Age style pot or a drama workshop on the use of materials.

How to obtain

The cost of the workshop is £2.75 per pupil, £2.50 per pupil for schools from the Dover District Council area. Accompanying adults are free. This includes free entry to Dover Museum before or after the workshop.
For more information or to make a booking please contact:-
Miss Kim Norton
Education Officer
Dover Museum
Market Square
Dover
Kent
CT16 1PB
Tel: 01304 216885
Fax: 01304 241186
Email: museum education@dover,gov,uk

Medieval Life KS2 & KS3

A 2hr workshop incorporating a talk and artefact handling session on what it was like living in the Medieval period with either an art workshop making a miniature clay Holy Grail chalice or a drama workshop on the story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

How to obtain

The cost of the 2hr workshop is £2.75 per pupil, for schools from the Dover District Council area the cost is £2.50 per pupil. All accopmpanying adults are free. This includes free entry to Dover Museum before or after the workshop.
For more information or to make a booking please contact the Education Officer on 01304 201066.

Pirates KS1 KS2

A 2hr workshop at Dover Museum combining a tour of parts of the museum looking at different kinds of transport in particular transport used to cross the channel with either an art workshop making a clay pirates head or a drama workshop on pirates.

How to obtain

The cost of the workshop is £2.75 per pupil, £2.50 per pupil for schools from the Dover District Council area. This includes a free visit to Dover Musuem before or after the workshop.
For more information or to make a booking please contact:-
Miss Kim Norton
Education Officer
Dover Museum
Market Square
Dover
Kent
CT16 1PB
Tel: 01304 216885
Fax: 01304 241186
Email: museumeducation@dover.gov.uk

Post War Britain KS2 & KS3

A 2hr workshop incorporating a talk and artefact handling session on everyday life in post war Britain and a practical art workshop making a clay head of a hippy.

How to obtain

The cost of the 2hr workshop is £2.75 per pupil, for schools from the Dover District Council area the cost if £2.50 per pupil, All accompanying adults are free. This includes free entry to Dover Musuem before or after the workshop.
For more infromation or to make a booking please contact the Education officer on 01304 201066.

Remembrance Day KS2, KS2

A 2hr workshop incorporating a talk and artefact handling session on everyday life during the 1st & 2nd World Wars combined with either an art workshop making a clay poppy or a drama session on Rememberance Day.

How to obtain

The cost of the workshop is £2.75 per pupil, for schools from the Dovert District Council are the cost is £2.50 per pupil. All accompanying adults are free. This includes free entry to Dover Museum before or after the workshop.

Roman Festival for Schools

The Roman Festival takes place from Tuesday 14th June - Friday 17th June 2011. Pupils can come and spend the day experiencing Roman Life. During the day pupils will have the opportunity to visit Dover Museum, have a talk and artefact handling session on life in Roman Britain and take part in two one hour workshops either Roman drama on everyday life in the Roman period and an art workshop making a replica Roman style oil lamp or learn about Roman Magic and Medicine. Find out about health and hygiene in the Roman home and how Roman doctors dealt with things such as cataract removal and much more and have their hair styled Roman or Celtic fashion, Have their faces made up as Roman or celtic la

How to obtain

The cost of the Roman festival is £4.75 per pupil with all accompanying adults free.
For more information about the Roman Festival or to make a booking please contact:-
Miss Kim Norton, Education Officer
Tel: 01304 201066
Email: museumeducation@dover.gov.uk

Romans KS1, KS2 KS3

A 2hr workshop at Dover Museum combining a talk and artefact handling session with:-
a) an art workshopmaking a clay Roman oil lamp.
b) an art workshop making a clay head of Medusa
c) a drama session on everyday life in the Roman period.
d) a drama session on Roman myths and legends.

How to obtain

The cost of the workshop is £2.75 per pupil, £2.50 per pupil for schools from the Dover District Council area. Accompanying adults free. This includes free entry to the museum before or after the workshop.
For more information or to make a booking please contact:-
Miss Kim Norton
Education Officer
Dover Museum
Market Square
Dover
Kent
CT16 1PB
Tel: 01304 216885
Fax: 01304 241186
Email: museumeducation@dover.gov.uk

Shakespeare KS2, KS3

A 2hr workshop at Dover Museum combining a talk and artefact handling session on everyday life at the time of Shakespeare with either an art workshop making a clay head of Shakespeare or a drama workshop on the works of Shakespeare.

How to obtain

The cost of the workshop is £2.75 per pupil, £2.50 per pupil for schools from the Dover District Council area. This includes a free visit to Dover Museum before or after the workshop.
For more information or to make a booking please contact:-
Miss Kim Norton
Education officer
Dover Museum
Market Square
Dover
Kent
CT16 1PB
Tel: 01304 216885
Fax: 01304 241186
Email: museumeducation@dover.gov.uk

The Great Fire of London KS1

A 2hr workshop at Dover Museum combining a talk and artefact handling session on life at the time of the Great Fire of London with either an art workshop making a clay sun fire insurance plaque or a drama session on the Great Fire of London.

How to obtain

The cost of the workshop is £2.75 per per pupil, £2.50 for pupils from schools from the Dover District Council area. Accompanying adults are free.The cost includes free entry to Dover Musuem before or after the workshop.
For more information or to make a booking please contact:-
Miss Kim Norton
Education Officer
Dover Museum
Market Square
Dover
Kent
CT16 1PB
Tel: 01304 216885
Fax: 01304 241186
Email: museumeducation@dover.gov.uk

Toys KS1

A 2hr workshop combining a talk and artefact handling session focusing on how our toys are different from those in the past with either an art workshop making a clay Teddy Bear or a drama session on characters from the toy box.

How to obtain

The cost for the workshop is £2.75 per pupil, £2.50 per pupil for schools from the Dover District Council area. Accompanting adults are free. This includes free entry to Dover Museum before or after the workshop.
For more information or to make a booking please contact:-
Miss Kim Norton
Education Officer
Dover Museum
Market Square
Dover
Kent
CT16 1PB
Tel: 01304 216885
Fax: 01304 241186
Email: museumeducation@dover.gov.uk
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Transport KS1

A 2hr workshop incorporating a tour of parts of Dover Museum looking at different kinds of transport in particular the Dover Bronze Age Boat with an art workshop making a clay tile with a picture of a bus or lorry on it.

How to obtain

The cost of the 2hr workshop is £2.75 per pupil, £2.50 per pupil for schools from the Dover District Council area. All accompanying adults free. This includes a free visit to Dover Museum before or after the workshop.
For more information or to make a booking please contact:-
Miss Kim Norton
Education Officer
Dover Museum
Market Square
Dover
Kent
CT16 1PB
Tel: 01304 216885
Fax: 01304 241186
Email: museumeducation@dover.gov.uk

Tudor Festival for Schools

The Tudor Festival at Dover Museum runs from Wednesday 6th July - Friday 8th July 2011.
Pupils can come and spend the day, 10.00 - 15.00 experiencing Tudor Life. During the course of the day pupils will have the opportunity to:-
Visit Dover Museum and see the Tudor artfacts and paintings,
Have a talk and artefact handling session on everyday life during the Tudor period,
Take part in two 1hr workshops either
A drama workshop on life durigng the Tudor period and an art workshop making a clay head of Henry VIII,
Or
Learn about Tudor music with an active hands on guided tour of Tudor musical instruments and learn about th toys and games played by Tudor children and make a card version of the

How to obtain

The cost of the Tudor Festival is £4.75 per child with accompanying adults free.
For more infromation about the Tudor Festival or to make a booking please contact:-
Miss Kim Norton. Education Officer
Tel: 01304 201066
Email; museumeducation@dover.gov.uk

Tudors KS1, KS2, KS3

A 2hr workshop at Dover Musuem combining a talk and artefact handling session on the lives of the rich and poor in the Tudor period with either
a) a practical art workshop making a clay head of Henry VIII.
b) a drama session on everyday life in the Tudor period.
c) a drama session on Henry VIII and his six wives.

How to obtain

The cost of the workshop is £2.75 per pupil, £2.50 per pupil for schools from the Dover District Council area. Accompanying adults free. This includes free entry to Dover Musuem before or after the workshop.
For more information or to make a booking please contact:-
Miss Kim Norton
Education Officer
Dover Museum
Market Square
Dover
Kent
CT16 1PB
Tel: 01304 216885
Fax: 01304 241186
Email: museumeducation@dover.gov.uk

Victorian Festival for Schools

Come and spend a day experiencing Victorian Life 10.00 - 16.00. The Victorian festival takes place on Monday 8th November & Tuesday 9th November 2010.
During the day pupils will:-
Make a Victorian style clay tile
Have the opportunity to handle and draw some Victorian artefacts
Learn some Victorian songs
Have a practical drama workshop on life as a Victorian child
Try a Victorian quiz based on Dover Town Hall
Have their hair styled and faces made up Victorian style
The day culminates in a Victrorian sing a long.
All children and accompanying adults to come dressed in Victorian costume.

How to obtain

The cost for the Victorian Festival is £4.75 per pupil with accompanying afdults free.
For more information or to make a booking please contact:-
Miss Kim Norton, Education Officer
Tel 01304 201066
Email museumeducation@dover.gov.uk

Victorians KS1, KS2, KS3

A 2hr workshop at Dover Museum combining a talk and artefact handling session on what it was like for children living in Victorian Britain with either
a) an art workshop making a Victorian style clay tile.
b) a drama session on the everyday life of Victorian children.
c) a drama session on the works of Charles Dickens
d) a drama workshop on Charles' Dicken's 'A Christmas Carol'.

How to obtain

The cost of the workshop is £2.75 per pupil, £2.50 per pupils for schools from the Dover District Council area. Accompanying adults are free. This includes a free visit to Dover Museum before or after the workshop.
For more information or to make a booking please contact:-
Miss Kim Norton
Education Officer
Dover Museum
Market Square
Dover
Kent
CT16 1PB
Tel: 01304 216885
Fax: 01304 241186
Email: museumeducation@dover.gov.uk

Vikings KS1, KS2, KS3

A 2hr workshop at Dover Museum combing a talk and artefact handling session on everyday life at the time of the Vikings with either:-
a) an art workshop making a clay Viking head
b) a drama session on everyday life in the Viking period
c) a drama session on Norse Myths

How to obtain

The cost of the 2hr workshop is £2.75 per pupil, £2.50 per pupil for schools from the Dover District Council area. Accompanying adults free. This includes a free visit to Dover Museum either before or after the workshop.
For more information or to make a booking please contact:-
Miss Kim Norton
Education Officer
Dover Museum
Market Square
Dover
Kent
CT16 1PB
Tel: 01304 216885
Fax: 01304 241186
Enail: museumeducation@dover.gov.uk

World War Two KS2,KS3

A 2hr workshop at Dover Musuem combining a talk and artefact handling session on life in Dover during WW2 with a) an art workshop making a clay reation meal, not only the food but also the plate and cutlery.
b) a drama session on everyday life in WW2
c) a drama session on the book Goodnight Mr Tom.

How to obtain

The cost of the workshop is £2.75 per pupil, £2.50 per pupil for schools from the Dover District Council area. Accompanying adults are free. This includes a free visit to Dover Museum before or after the workshop.
For more information or to make a booking please contact:-
Miss Kim Norton
Education Officer
Dover Museum
Market Square
Dover
kent
CT16 1PB
Tel: 01304 216885
Fax: 01304 241186
Email: museumeducation@dover.gov.uk
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WW2 Festival for Schools

The W.W.2 Festival takes place on Tuesday 8th, Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th March 2011 and runs from 10.00 - 15.00.
During the course of the day pupils :-
Have a talk and artefact handling session on everyday life in WW2
Have their hair done 40's style and recieve wounds
Draw a variety af wartime artefacts
Visit Dover Museum
and choose from either:-
An art workshop making a clay ration meal, not only the food but also the plate and cutlery
Or a drama workshop on life for children during WW2

How to obtain

The cost of the WW2 Festival is £3.75 per pupil, with all accompanying adults free.
For more information or to make a booking please contact:-
Miss Kim Norton, Education Officer
Tel: 01304 201066
Email: museumeducation@dover.gov.uk

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