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The Keep Military Museum

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Address: Bridport Road, Dorchester DT1 1RN, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1305 264066
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Fascinating, thought-provoking and well designed

Fascinating collection of artefacts, weapons, uniforms and displays. Found it fascinating and rather touching. So much to see, no way I can do it justice. I think my favourite was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Fascinating collection of artefacts, weapons, uniforms and displays. Found it fascinating and rather touching. So much to see, no way I can do it justice. I think my favourite was the collection of sets of medals, each one with a short biography of the soldier who was awarded them. One set was awarded to an inspiring woman. And if you... More 

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Berkshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is a super military museum in a military type tower (looks a bit like a castle) and you can enjoy several floors of exhibits before going up to the roof to look at the view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The Keep provides an excellent opportunity to learn about two Infantry units and the bravery and quality of service by members of the regiments. The exhibits and presentation in the museum provide valuable information for researchers, interested visitors and past serving members of the Devonshire & Dorset Regiment. Semper Fidelis

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This place is great, so much bigger than it looks. And so much with in it. I went alone to kill and hour but i ended up spending 4 hours here! Incredible. I dont believe there is much to keep kids busy but its great for adults and history people. Well worth the entrance fee

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If you like military history (as I do) then this is a great museum. Lots of weapons, medals and uniforms interspersed with information on battles and deployments across the history of the regiments. There is also a well told story of the latest merging of the regiments. Would allow at least an hour and more like two hours if you... More 

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leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Can't compliment this museum enough. Even if you have no interest in the Regiment, the museum provides some very personal insights into life in the worlds trouble spots. Be sure to make it to the top of the Keep for views over Dorchester.

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swindon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Quite cheap £5 for pensioners , well worth a visit if only to see the uniforms and equipment . The museum is set over three floors , no need to worry about the steps as there is a lift to use .All sorts of weaponry guns, rifles ,pistols ,swords ,daggers etc. .Sets such as the first world war in the... More 

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

If you like military history then this is the place to go!!!! I it's full of information and lovely displays that you can spend ages looking at. It's on 3 floors but there is a lift. You can get onto the roof which is very interesting and on a good day you can see for miles. There are toilets here.... More 

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spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Well presented, great history of two old regiments, the Devonshires and the Dorsets. As someone involved in researching WW1 I was so impressed by the replica representation life in the trenches, very well done. A must for anyone with even a slight interest in military history.

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Beaminster, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We have been driving past the keep for 20 years and our visit today was really prompted by our two boys (4 and 7) enthusiasm for the castle type building! I am not a military enthusiast, but you don't have to be to appreciate this museum. The display cases are beautifully filled with a vast array of military ephemera, uniforms,... More 

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Address: Bridport Road, Dorchester DT1 1RN, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1305 264066
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester

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