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The Keep Military Museum

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Address: Barrack Road | Bridport Road, Dorchester DT1 1RN, England
Phone Number: 441305264066
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Lots to do and see. Loved it. This place looks small but you will need a few hours to get round everything. Great information on the local area. Really enjoyed my visit

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Lisa M
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As the Title suggests they don't exactly make you feel very welcome if you dare to venture in. The very severe Elderly Lady waiting to take my entrance fee didn't seem to think I was worth the bother. So I didn't bother either and after looking at some their overpriced books and other knick naks went back out again. However,... More 

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Thank geoff c
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18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots to do and see. Loved it. This place looks small but you will need a few hours to get round everything. Great information on the local area. Really enjoyed my visit

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Thank Lisa M
TheKeepMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this review

Thanks very much Lisa for taking the trouble to write a review, we're glad you enjoyed visit! Find us on fb for films and more information. Search keepmilitarymuseum Best wishes The Keep Team More 

Dorchester, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Been in The Keep a few times and I always find something of interest. Shows the history of the Devon and Dorsetshire Regiments. Very well displayed and easy to follow.

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Thank Cjay407
TheKeepMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this review

Thanks Cjay. Glad you're a regular visitor. Join us on our fb page if you're not there already search "keep military museum" as that is our official one. Best wishes. The Keep Team More 

Dorchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Situated in the centre of Dorchester by a large car park. It has some amazing exhibits Inc Hitler's desk! Plan on at least a couple of hours to see everything. Very professionally displayed.

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Thank james1410
TheKeepMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this review

Hi James, Just to say thanks very much for your recent review of The Keep Military Museum. Glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. In the meantime join us on our fb page (look for the one called Keep Military Museum as there is more than one) and you can see our video of the... More 

Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

considering this is run by volunteers the people are really knowledgeable. four floors of history dating back to the saxons! fantastic views from the top of the keep where you can see moist of Dorset and the entrance price is reasonable too

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Thank Dave P
TheKeepMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this review

Hello Dave, Thanks for giving us such a lovely review. We're glad you found the visit worthwhile. There are some interesting stories, videos, photos etc on our FB page. You can find it by searching Keep Military Museum, and looking for the official page. Do join us if you can. All the best The Keep Team More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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623 reviews
317 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

The museum is full of tanks and old weapons. This is the place for war fans and check out the jungle exhibit.

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Thank Ethan E
TheKeepMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this review

Hi Ethan, Thanks for giving us a good rating. Not sure we're fans of war - but we want to make sure it's not forgotten. Our younger visitors are very important in this regard. So thanks for coming and for taking time to review the Museum. Best wishes the Keep Team More 

Dorchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

This is a little treasure. Walked past it dozens of time over the years and thought i'd better venture in. An absolute treasure trove.. a must for any military enthusiasts. Plenty of activities that would amuse children too (my son loved trying on the hats and helmets).

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Thank Tracy S
Bath, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

We were amazed at how interesting the Keep was and also how much there was to see. Definitely worth a visit.

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Thank Angie P
TheKeepMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this review

Hello Angie Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're glad you found the museum interesting. There are more stories, videos and photos on our fb page if you search the name keep military museum and look for our official page, best wishes The Keep Team More 

Dorset, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

I have lived near Dorchester nearly all my life and to shame have never visited. My small grandsons asked if we could drop in and I was surprised by the reasonable entrance fee, even with the attendant car parking fee across the road. It is well laid out and not so huge that you feel you will be 360 degree... More 

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Thank 511jackyb
TheKeepMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this review

Thanks Jacky, Really glad you and your little ones enjoyed the visit. There's much more than you think when you come inside isn't there! Thanks for speading the word and for taking the time to write a lovely review. Do join us on our official facebook page if you can search under "keep military museum" making sure you get the... More 

Highbridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Somewhere to park, an awesome building, pleasant staff, reasonable entrance fee with 12 months visiting included, and the exhibits are many and informative. The roof top views are a welcome bonus.

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Thank Paul S
TheKeepMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this review

Thanks Paul for your review. Very glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again. Please join our fb page in the meantime if you can, search under keep military museum to get the correct one. We have lots of interesting facts, photos and videos to watch. all the best The Keep Team More 

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