The latest news releases and media stories from the Woodman Museum can be found below.

Check back often for new events and exhibitions!

Beer & Music on the Grounds of the Woodman

Beer and Music at the Woodman MuseumFor those interested in live music and craft beer, the Woodman, along with 7th Settlement Brewery ( is announcing the third annual “Beer & Music on the Grounds of the Woodman Museum,” to be held on August 20 (4-7pm). Food, along with the four varieties of craft beer, will also be available for purchase on-site. Organizer Mike Day, the Woodman’s Director of Operations, is particularly excited to welcome back performers Reverend Todd Seely and The Bog Standard from previous events. The Bog Standard is a three-piece band of very talented locals who play sea shanties and pirate music. Our other performer, Dover’s Reverend Todd Seely, is a former Boston-based punk rocker who has released three albums to date.

The event will be Sunday, August 20th from 4pm to 7pm. Admission is $5 per person. Proceeds from the evening’s event will go towards the museum’s many collection- and facilities-related projects.

Ocean Discovery Day

The UNH Marine Docents bring marine science to you with Ocean Discovery Day!

On Thursday, July 20, 2017 (10am-3pm) the Woodman will be featuring hands-on activities for curious visitors. Meet sea stars, crabs and other creatures that live on the rocky shores of the Seacoast. Learn interesting facts about lobsters, octopuses and marine mammals. Discover something new about our Great Bay Estuary habitats, beaches, and coastal waters!

We are also featuring a LIVE Feed with Dr. Robert Ballard and the Corps of Exploration.

Come join us! The museum is free and open to the public for the entire day!

Woodman Museum Partners with Nicole’s Hallmark for July

The Woodman Museum & Nicole's Hallmark 2017 July

The Woodman Museum is proud to announce its partnership with Nicole’s Hallmark. Right in the heart of the city, Nicole’s has been brightening the lives of Dover residents for over 25 years.

With your admission receipt from the Woodman, you’ll receive 10% off your purchase at Nicole’s Hallmark. If you have a receipt from Nicole’s, you will receive half price admission for one at the Woodman!

Stop by the museum and help us celebrate the Fourth of July and enjoy some shopping at Nicole’s!

Check out Nicole’s Hallmark (386 Central Ave. Dover, NH 03820) at

Henry Law Park Playground Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

JoCome celebrate the opening of the new Henry Law Park Playground Ribbon Cutting Ceremonyin the Woodman Museum for the Henry Law Park playground ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, June 24 @ 9:30am. The new playground (once the site of Cocheco Manufacturing Company’s Printworks) includes a mini-Garrison Hill climbing tower and a re-purposed Edward Adams gundalow. It’ll also be the last chance to buy a raffle ticket to win a Christopher James Ward remarque print of Old Dover Landing.

Come join us for a wonderful day at the park! To RSVP, visit our Facebook page.


The Woodman Partners with Earcraft Music for June

The Woodman is partnering with Earcraft music for the month of June (2017). Please remember to keep your receipts for reciprocal benefits!The Woodman is proud to partner with Earcraft Music (432 Central Ave., Dover, NH 03820, for the month of June. Show your Earcraft Music receipt at the Woodman Museum and get 50% off one admission ticket price.

At Earcraft, show your Woodman admission receipt for 10% off your purchase!

We will also be taking up some shop window space at Earcraft Music with a fun display, so be on the lookout!

Father’s Day at the Woodman

In celebration of Father’s Day, the Woodman Museum is offering half-priced admission for dads and granddads on Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18.  Bring your dad and view our extensive colonial and military collection! It’s a great day-trip idea–and we’re right in the heart of Dover.

Show your dad some love. It’s a great opportunity to celebrate fathers with a fun day at the museum!

The Port of Dover Exhibit

The Woodman Museum’s new gallery exhibit, “The Port of Dover,” is open to the public. Our exhibit highlights the prominence of our lovely city as a bustling trading port. Dover’s history is inextricably linked with the Cochecho River, upon which it was founded. Our show offers a glimpse into its spectacular past, from the humble gundalow captains to the massive schooners that docked at the landing. To tell the story, we have put together a collection of artifacts, maps, original fine art, and models!

Come visit! The Port of Dover exhibit will be open for the months of June and July. There is no admission fee.

The Art Talk is scheduled for June 14 at the Thom Hindle Gallery from 6-8pm.

The Thom Hindle Gallery @ the Keefe House, Woodman Museum
15 Summer St., Dover, NH 03820

Please check out our other June events below.



Discounted Library Passes

We are proud to announce our continuing partnership with area libraries to offer discounted admission prices to the general public! Our area libraries are a great resource and we are happy to offer discounted admissions for the great people who frequent them.

For more information and to sign up, click here:

Woodman Museum Library Passes.