The Dover Discovery Centre houses Dover
, the Adult Education Centre, a UK Online Centre,
crèche, cinema and small theatre/performance space.
The project opened in stages during 2003.
The Centre is surrounded by Dover's history. From the glazed
crescent of the Children's Library can be seen the ruins
of the church of St Martin-le-Grande
and from the crescent on the other side of the building
the remains of the gateway of the Classis
. Inside the building are more remains
of the Classis Britannica fort. Incorporated into the building
is the frontage of the old Market
The building which houses the Dover
started life as the White Cliffs Exprience,
a visitor centre tracing the history of Dover. The White
Cliffs Experience opened in 1991 but failed to live up to
the expectations and closed 10 years later.