Dover Museum will be free to enter from 1 August. The Museum is the home of the world famous and award winning Dover Bronze Age Boat and collections of local and international significance. Once again a new generation of local children will be able to pop in and make friends with the enormous stuffed Polar Bear .
Dover’s Visitor Information Centre (VIC) is also housed in the Museum providing “one-stop-shop” advice about events and attractions in the Town as well as ticketing services to both tourists and residents.
Dover Town Council and Dover District Council have worked together to make this happen responding to the wishes of local people to have full access to their heritage and give a boost to tourism.
The Right Worshipful the Town Mayor of Dover, Councillor Neil Rix said “We are delighted to support this initiative to bring more people to explore the rich variety of artefacts in Dover Museum. Museums are a focal point for exploring local history and there is nowhere better that Dover Museum to get to learn more about the Town’s illustrious past”
Councillor Paul Watkins leader of Dover District Council said “Dover Museum plays an important role in connecting local people with local history, as well as providing a great starting point for the many tourists who visit the district. With free general admission to Dover Museum we hope to see even more people visiting the Museum and exploring the heritage of the district. We are grateful to Dover Town Council for their continued support for the Museum and Visitor Information Centre.