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The Keep Military Museum

Bridport Road, Dorchester DT1 1RN, England
+44 (0)1305 264066
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Ranked #3 of 22 attractions in Dorchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums
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Rimbey, Alberta, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Does not look like much from the outside, but inside there are a wealth of treasures. Great way to spend a couple of hours. View from the top is fabulous!!

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

It looks small and compact but a friend and I who are both interested in both history and society spent nearly 3 hours wandering around and learning a huge amount about the area and its military history; fascinating

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worthing
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

lots of interesting things to see if you are feeling brave you can climb to to the top of the keep its worth it the view is amazing

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Used to work about 100m from this museum.. have been in several times as well.. If you like a well set out museum this is the place to go. It charts the history of Dorset fighting men over the last few centuries, and does it well.

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

As members of a WW2 Living History Group who re-enact the 4 Bn Dorsetshire Regiment a visit to the Keep had been on our list of 'things to do' for quite some time. With a keen interest in war history this museum didn't disappoint, despite being small there is so much to see and we shall be returning for another... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Good reference point to research for a project, From the rood of building there are panoramic views of Dorchester - County town of Dorset.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

A very informative museum, lots to see and do for children and adults alike, set over several floors in a castle shaped building, and a great view of the town and the surrounding countryside from the roof

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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

If you are interested in things military and would like to see some really interesting items (for example Hitler's desk from the Reich Chancellery) then pay a visit.Spent over three hours in here viewing some fascinating exhibits.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

This is an interesting place to visit with an outstanding view from the top of the building. There is a good range of milatary equipment on show from old to recent. If in Dorchester for the day this is worth a visit if you have an interest in this.

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Wincanton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We had a lovely visit on a Saturday ! There was things that kept my two kids busy holding decommissioned guns and playing dress up in period uniforms while my husband took his time looking at the displays I caught up on some family histories we spent nearly 3 hours there. There was not too much in the shop to... More

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