Channel Crossings exhibition at Dover Museum

  • When
  • Area Dover



Market Square
CT16 1PH


Free event

Useful info

  • Available: Accessible toilets
  • Available: Baby changing
  • Available: Family-friendly
  • Available: Public transport nearby
  • Available: Guide dogs, hearing dogs and assistance dogs welcome


One of the busiest shipping lanes in the world supporting 20% of global maritime trade, the English Channel (known as 'La Manche' in France) has a rich history of human endeavour.

A wonderful exhibition - Channel Crossings - opens at Dover Museum on Saturday 29 July showcasing the history of cross-Channel travel from Dover, including the development of the roll-on/roll-off ferry along with Great British inventions such as the hovercraft and the captivating chronicle of cross-Channel swimming.

The museum is partnering with the 'Swimming a Long Way Together' project by visual artist and long-distance swimmer, Vanessa Dawes, to tell the fascinating story of Mercedes Gleitze, the first British woman to swim the English Channel in 1927.

The museum is open daily:

9.30am-5pm Monday to Saturday

10am-3pm on Sunday

A vintage colour poster for the Golden Arrow service - ferries across the Channel.
Channel Crossings reveals the rich history of journeys across the English Channel.