Last year on one of my trips to Kent, there was just enough time (before catching the train home) to visit the Dover museum where the Bronze Age boat is housed. It is a very interesting exhibition, but sadly I have no photos, it was a bit too dark.  The photos here were taken just outside the museum.

In September 1992, archaeologists from the Canterbury Archaeological Trust working alongside contractors on a new road link between Dover and Folkestone discovered the remains of a large wooden prehistoric boat thought to be some 3,000 years old, belonging to a period known to archaeologists as the Bronze Age.

It was a find of both national and international significance which will shed new light on early seafaring and woodworking skills in Northern Europe.

An interesting article on the finding and salvaging of the boat can be seen on the Current Archaeology website.

A Touch of Colour

Meeting Place

Street View

15 Comments CherryPie on Mar 12th 2012

15 Responses to “Dover and the Bronze Age Boat”

  1. The boat was discovered after my time living in that beghted place. Dover is okay tovisit or to pass through bu a lousy place to live in believe me!

  2. CrashRyan says:

    aaaah! the signs of spring in a small town! love it!!!

  3. I went to visit the castle in 2008. :)
    It was fabulous!
    That day was kinda hazy, couldn’t see France very clearly from the castle.

    Did you see the castle?
    It’s free if you’re an EH member. ;)

    • CherryPie says:

      I didn’t go on this occasion, but I have been several times and I agree it is fabulous.

      They have done out the inside of the great tower since 2008. It is now in the style of the Royal Court of King Henry II. Perhaps it is time you paid another visit ;-)

      • That’s what I saw when I there.

        Staff even dressed up in in Tudor clothes teaching visitors how to make Tudor stuff.
        Lots of stuff from blackbird pies to hide making! ;)

        They really used 24 blackbirds to bake a pie! Ha…
        Just like Sing A Song Of Sixpence.

        Have you been to Fulham Palace (free entrance) in London?
        They also have some interesting Tudor selection.

  4. Claude says:

    Your photos are splendid. I would never believe that the place is grim. It should hire you as a tourist publicist. :)

  5. james higham says:

    What did it look like? Can you describe it?