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The Keep Military Museum

Bridport Road, Dorchester DT1 1RN, England
+44 (0)1305 264066
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Ranked #4 of 23 attractions in Dorchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums
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Portsmouth
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

This place is full of interesting history from the regiment from it's inception. There are lots of stories and medals from many conflicts and the view from the roof is spectacular. Definitely worth a look.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

A fascinating museum for all things military. The view from the top of the tower was breathtaking. Lots of interesting things to see and paddle boards next to the exhibits gave deatils of the displayed items. The car parking space was a bit limited.

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Eastcote, United Kingdom
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53 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Had not initially plannned on coming here but the lady in Dorchester tourist information centre recommended that we should go . Very glad that we did . It has an impressive collection of medals, flags, weapons, uniforms from the late 1700's onwards. It mentioned conficts that I had forgotten that we were in . One of the most extraordinary obects... More

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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

An interesting building but the contents' jingoistic quality and the glorification of war are rather unsavoury. A fine view from the roof.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A really interesting and well presented museum set in a fantastic setting. My 4 year old boy loved this, as did I. The museum is well set out, taking you through the history of the regiment (and basically armed conflict since the Napoleonic wars) with lots of interesting exhibits that are well displayed so not to be too cluttered. Brilliant... More

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nottingham
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Excellent visit. Well looked after museum and very informative. We had our 5 year old grand child with us and he loved trying on the outfits and holding the guns. Good to have a small car park would recommend a visit. Lovely view from the top.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I visited The Museum today and spent a great 3 hours .Each time you visit there is something new on display. It really is a tardis of a place with so much inside a small-ish building.

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Having wondered for years what was inside this impressive building, we took advantage of the open museums night to pay a visit. We will definitely return. Really helpful staff, and loads to see. Exhibits were well displayed with interesting information. Hitler's desk from the Chancellery is there! The views from the roof are so interesting, and you realise quite what... More

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Rimbey, Alberta, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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