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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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History lesson

Small museum but worth a visit for a small donation to learn an important part of our history - interesting how they all lived so long!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Neil D
Torquay, United Kingdom
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Small museum but worth a visit for a small donation to learn an important part of our history - interesting how they all lived so long!

Thank Neil D
Surrey, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Story explained on a number of wall displays / banners plus some exhibits in a glass case. Also some audio films with handsets. Worth a visit especially for anyone interested in trade unionism. The length of time spent in the museum will depend on how much you read. There was a play table for children, a shop and I believe... More 

Thank DaveFWaltononThames
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't get too excited about this tiny museum - you can see it all in a few minutes! But best to allow an hour or so to read all the documents and (rather tired) wall displays. Good accounts on how it was for the Tolpuddle martyrs, and each of their lives, and how their sacrifice led to the trade union... More 

Thank GranniStuart
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We tried to visit on Sunday 3rd January. Checked to make sure it was open on its website and we drove for an hour to get there. You got it! It was closed and did not give notice on its website or on the building's notice board that this was the case. What a poor show!!! We were not impressed.... More 

Thank Pamela F
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I have popped in a couple of times to see this small but interesting and important museum of the roots of trade unionism.

Thank esme_posslethwaite
Manchester, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Tolpuddle Martyrs are in all the history books and for the Trade Union movement they have a very important role. If in the area the museum for me is a must visit. I thought the museum was a little tired and could have been a little better organised although the video was very helpful. The shop wasn't open at the... More 

Thank Neil P
Dorchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

This museum is small but important. The story of these martyrs is vital to the history of Trade Unionism and it is presented clearly in this small room with video and posters There are souvenirs to be bought (I have a mug with the names of the six farm labourers and their story on it) When visiting Tolpuddle don't miss... More 

Thank FrankCox
Rugeley, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Whilst staying in Tolpuddle I popped into the museum out of Curiosity. It was very interesting telling the tale of 6 18th century agricultural labourers imprisoned and sent to Australia for organising a trades union. The world is a very different place today, the poor workers cottages in Tolpuddle have very nice BMWs parked outside. The local pub the Martyrs... More 

Thank madmadandsatandog
North Tawton
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Really enjoyed our visit. Not the most sophisticated of museums - the story is told through a video and printed banners - but especially visiting the day after the Lords vote on Tax credits, the impact of the debt owed to the Tolpuddle Martyrs is clear. Although I knew a bit about the subject, there was much I was not... More 

Thank Rowena F
Greater London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Very small and limited museum that tells the story of how the actions of a few changed the lives of many. Not a big fan of trade unions in their current guise (London Tube strikes etc.) but recognised the impact of the Tolpuddle 6 had on the world and wanted to share that with my son. Set in a charming... More 

Thank Bryan M

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