Dover is a town and port on the Southern Coast of England, in the county of Kent. It is located right on the narrowest point of the English Channel and is only twenty-one miles from the coast of France. Naturally, Dover has been one of the main points of entry from Europe to the UK and today is a major ferry port, with an estimated 14 million passengers passing through each year.
The town’s long port and shipping history can be discovered at the Dover Museum, which is located in Market Square, in the centre of the town. There are artefacts dating back to the Bronze Age (most notably the Bronze Age boat) as well as glass and pottery dating back to the time of the Roman Empire. Dover played a vital role for Britain in both World Wars, and this is also documented in the museum. Opening hours are from 10:30am to 5pm Monday to Saturday and 12:30pm to 5pm on Sundays. Admission is £2.50 for adults.