Dover Transport Museum

Dover Transport Museum houses a collection of vintage transport and transport models of all types, aiming to help preserve the transport heritage of Dover and further afield. Its main attractions include a large range of historic road vehicles (from bicycles to buses), maritime history displays, model railways and railway memorabilia, model cars and ships, and a Romany life display. Amongst these can be found a WW1 Sunbeam bicycle, a Pierce-Arrow lorry (used by the British army for transporting supplies and ammunition), and a replica of a Bleriot II celebrating the first flight made across the English Channel. The museum’s two large exhibition halls provide glimpses of the past with recreations of old Dover street scenes, including bygone shops and a 1930s garage. Dover Transport Museum is a charitable trust run entirely by voluntary members of the Dover Transport Museum Society and forms its collection via item loans and donations.

Further information can be found at:www.dovertransportmuseum.org.uk  Opening times: End of March – end of October: Weds, Sat, Sun & Bank Holidays 10.30 – 17.00 November – last weekend of March: Sundays only 10.30 – 15.00

GRAHAME_WHITEBLERIOT

The artist working with Dover Transport Museum is Áine Belton. To follow her project please click on the turquoise – yellow coloured bars.

Choosing book covers

There were many iconic illustrations I could have used for the cover of my Dover Transport Museum activity book but my favourite idea that included both the town and represented an object from the [...]

Writing and editing for kids

A majority of the research from my project has concluded in this educational WW1 book for kids in KS2. There were sections I would love to have included like the role of women in [...]

Making decorations in the Discovery Centre

Today was a very fun and productive day making transport/Christmas themed decorations. I had a variety of skilled visitors from age 2 and a half up until a handful of curious parents 🙂 It [...]

WW1 activity book

I’ve really been enjoying the process of writing, editing and laying out my WW1 activity book for the DMAG project. It’s not until I’m copying in my text that I realise the bulk of [...]

Christmas Decoration Workshop

I’ll be making ww1 transport themed Christmas decorations at the Discovery Centre on December 5th during the Dover Town Council’s Christmas Lights Switch-On. This will be my community event for the DMAG project with [...]

In plane sight

In the museum there is a scale model plane of the Blériot XI-2 monoplane (with an 8ft wingspan). Harriet Quimby, an early American aviator and a movie screenwriter, becoming the first woman to gain [...]

Reading, writing, reminding

The past few weeks have been very informative since dedicating myself to my Dover Transport Museum kids activity book. I’ve been focusing on making an age appropriate educational tool explaining WW1, the importance of [...]

Creating a WW1 resource

Morning all, Here is my belated agreed proposal for the Dover Transport Museum 🙂 I’ve been drawing, making digital collages and flip book ideas for my book which i’ll describe below. It’s coming along [...]

I am quite well

What I enjoy most about tuning into radio is that you feel like you’re in the company of others. Radio predates the internet, mobile phones and other social media devices that are our norm [...]