Vocational visit to Dover Museum

An assortment of Rotarians, their partners and guests went to visit Dover Museum yesterday in a trip organised by Rtn Ian Wright.

On a sunny day in late September, Rotarians and guests had a most enjoyable trip to Dover Museum.

Dover Museum is the district's largest and most varied museum, and has a range of fascinating objects, models and original pictures showing the history and archaeology of the town from the early Stone Age up to the present time.

The main display is the Dover Bronze Age Boat which dates back three thousand years and is the world’s oldest known sea going boat and is of International importance. After seven years of conservation, research and restoration it is on show together with many interactive exhibits. Having been discovered just yards from where the Museum is situated, it can be said to have come at last.

Another exhibition traces Dover’s history throughout the ages from the Stone Age to the Saxons and includes some wonderful Saxon jewellery as well as Bronze Age artefacts.

After all too short a time the party adjourned to an excellent lunch at the Marina Hotel.

Many thanks are due to Ian Wright for his organisational skills which ensured a most enjoyable day was had by all.

A second visit is planned for early October for those who could not make it on the day.


Picture: Rotarians and their guests enjoy a relaxing time together during the trip. Picture credit: Roger Bickerton.

Friday 22nd September 2017

Published by: The Rotary Club of Canterbury

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