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Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum

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Address: , Dorchester DT2 7EH , England
Phone Number: +44 (0) 1305 848 237
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Very informative social history - worth an hour visit.

Set in one room this small museum tells the story of the creation of the agricultural Union and the methods used by those in power to try to prevent it which result in a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Museum was one room with cloth banners giving information about the lives of the 6 Tolpuddle martyrs. Good information which needs to be kept available but rather a slanted political message was being promulgated underneath it all. It was free to enter and donations were requested.

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Dover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit if passing through. Doesn't always open on time though! I don't "do" museums but this one I enjoyed and learnt a lot!

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is a very small museum and does not have a huge amount of actual stuff in it but it is very well researched and interesting and also free. I learned a whole lot about the history of trade unions and the story of the Martyrs and felt it was well worth visiting. In the little shop I bought a... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Small but most interesting history and tribute to these six brave agricultural workers known as the Tolpuddle Marytrs.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Set in one room this small museum tells the story of the creation of the agricultural Union and the methods used by those in power to try to prevent it which result in a miscarriage of justice. There are many lessons people can take for today's political and social scene. The story is told through lots of hung up written... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

A small museum which simply tells the story of the martyrs,a significant piece of our social history which retains some resonance today.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

A small museum but very informative. The free entry was a bonus and the shop had a large amount of goods to buy....including coffee on a cold wet day.

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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I didn't even realise that Tolpuddle was in Dorset - i thought it was 'up north' somewhere in the dark satanic mills of Lancashire. Just shows you are never to old to learn something new. These 6 guys were not martyrs in the sense that they were killed for their beliefs but they suffered great hardship and were transported to... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Situated inside one of the labourer's cottages on the side of the road. Limited parking. A small but interesting museum highlighting a crucial step in the social history of this country. Worth stopping to have a look if you're passing. The museum is free but welcomes donations.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This museum mainly consists of a series of banners which tell the story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, early trade unionists who were convicted and transported to Australia. It would be good to combine a visit to this museum with a look at the village of Tolpuddle itself and a viewing of the courthouse in Dorchester where the martyrs were tried... More 

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