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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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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... read more

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

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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Take the lift to the third floor. For the able bodied take the stairs to the roof and enjoy the view. Retrieve your steps and then enjoy the Exhibits which are well displayed and chronologically viewed . Use the lift to descend to the second and first floors (The Stairs are a bit steep and if you meet someone coming... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Having visited family a number of times in Dorchester, I have always been intrigued by The Military Museum, and on our last visit we finally had the opportunity to visit. All I can say is that this is a hugely impressive and well designed museum, with plenty to do for all ages. Rather like the tardis, the museum seems much... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We stopped by there this past week as the place looked as old as the United States. We sadly did not have the chance to go inside but just standing outside this iconic monument was sufficient for us. The building is still intact and has so much charisma about it. It is absolutely worth going there even just for a... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This imposing building at the top 'o' town is the home of The Rifles, previously The Devonshire & Dorsetshire Regiments who have been involved in some of the bloodiest battles the world has ever seen. A visit here will be a poignant reminder of how much we owe to these brave men. The new Curator at the museum has some... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The Keep is an imposing fort like monument on the Bridport Road out of Dorchester. If you like military history then you can easily spend a couple of hours here. The museum is dedicated to the Devon and Dorset Regiment, and their activities in the two world wars. There are displays of uniforms, cap badges and other war time memorabilia... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

A recent and excellent book on the history of the Dorsets since 1939 is called "They Couldn't Have Done Better". This describes the 2nd Dorsets' performance at Kohima in the campaign against the Japanese in India in 1944. It might equally well describe this compact but highly informative museum bursting with exhibits and information. The view from the roof is... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

A superb little museum, but with a very broad remit - covering the military units of Dorset, up to and including the Devon & Dorsets of today. So lots of history packed in to a restricted area, but generally clearly displayed; occasionally you do have to peer closely - love the informative paddles, despite the temptation to beat an education... More 

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Address: 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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