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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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Simple and thought provoking

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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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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Colchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We visited the Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum on our way home to Weymouth after visiting Athelhampton House and Gardens. The museum is very interesting with the actual house that the martyrs lived in. The story of the martyrs is so true today especially as the British government is trying to pass laws to limit striking by workers who are dissatisfied with... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I now know more about the Martyrs and one can only realise how brave they were. Glad i visited. We should all be grateful to them.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is a small museum which tells the story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs and how the establishment was so scared of "Unions" that evidence was fabricated and manipulated to secure their conviction and transportation to Australia. The museum also tells of the alleals made on behlaf of the six men and how they were reprieved after two years in exile,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Not very much to see , all the items about the Martyrs are hanging on the walls and some diaries in cabinets open to be read . There is no cost which is nice, unfortunately the café was closed when we were there.

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Leighton Buzzard
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Very educational. The easy to follow graphics tell the story of these folk heroes of our country. I learned a great deal. It's a shame that some visitors try to politicise the museum. The visit takes 30-59 minutes, and is very worthwhile. Set in a beautiful village.Ample free parking nearby.

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Additional Information about Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum

Address: Dorchester DT2 7EH, England
Phone Number: +44 (0) 1305 848 237
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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