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Attractions

Dover Castle

DOVER CASTLE
Discover 2000 years of history at Dover Castle and have an amazing day out!

You will need to allow several hours to visit the following key attractions

  • The Great Tower
  • Operation Dynamo
  • The Underground Hospital
  • Secret War Time Tunnels
  • St Mary-in-Castro Church
  • The Roman Lighthouse

Castle Hill Road Dover CT16 1HU [map]

www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/dover-castle

DOVER MUSEUM
Dover Museum, the district’s largest and most varied museum, has a range of fascinating objects, models and original pictures showing the history and archaeology of Dover within its four gallery spaces.

Visit the award-winning Bronze Age Boat Gallery that displays the Dover Bronze Age Boat, the world’s oldest surviving seagoing boat, an internationally important archaeological discovery.

See the website www.dovermuseum.co.uk for details on special family days, events and temporary exhibitions at Dover Museum

Market Square, Dover CT16 1PH [map]

Dover Museum
Roam historic house

ROMAN PAINTED HOUSE
The Roman Painted House was discovered by Kent Archaeological Rescue Unit in the 1970s.

Built about AD 200 it formed part of a large mansio or official hotel for travellers crossing the English Channel.

Five rooms of a major Roman hotel (or mansio, built AD 200), when Dover (Dubris) was the leading naval base and Gateway to Roman Britannia.

Large areas of painted murals uniquely survive showing scenes from the god Bacchus.  Also elaborate underfloor heating systems (hypocaust) and a massive fort wall cut through the hotel in AD 260 by the army defending Roman Britain.

Detailed displays on Roman Dover, finds cases and publications.  This leading Dover tourist attraction was discovered and excavated by the Kent Archaeological Rescue Unit 1970-5.

New Street Dover CT17 9AJ [map]