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Image:  Dover Discovery Centre, 2003.
Dover Discovery Centre, 2003.

The Dover Discovery Centre houses Dover Library, Dover Museum, 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 Britannica fort. Inside the building are more remains of the Classis Britannica fort. Incorporated into the building is the frontage of the old Market Hall.

The building which houses the Dover Discovery Centre 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.

 

 

 


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