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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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Information set at a level that all could understand and the explanations clear and concise! The information was set out on banners to read but perhaps could have been set out a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2014
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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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123 reviews 123 reviews
25 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Lots of banners and texts to read. Some of the screen presentations didn't work. I actually learnt more by reading the advertising leaflet which was more logically set out.

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Salisbury
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141 reviews 141 reviews
111 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

My husband was involved in unions all his working life ( his nickname was fair shares!) so this is his holy grail. I found it very well laid out and easy to assimilate the concise information and to see regarding the rich, poor and politicians nothing has really changed! A small well stocked gift shop, tea rooms, lovely surroundings. A... More 

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UK
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298 reviews 298 reviews
95 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit to the Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum. The information boards were very clear and the interactive panels allowed you to find out more about each stage of the story. The information presented is very factual and easy to follow. It is a small museum so you only need 30 - 45 minutes. There isn't much parking in... More 

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Information set at a level that all could understand and the explanations clear and concise! The information was set out on banners to read but perhaps could have been set out a little more life like... Just my opinion..

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Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This is a little gem tucked away at the end of the village and really gives an insight into the living conditions in the 19th century for farming families. The social history and the history of the trade union movement is spelled out for all to read and understand. There is a gift shop where you can buy (for 50p)... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
33 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This was our third visit to this wonderful little museum. The museum focuses almost entirely on Dorset in the 19 century and in particular on the six 'Tolpuddle Martyrs'. The displays of union banners etc. are interesting. Worth a visit on a rainy day in Dorset.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This was an interesting museum, whatever your politics. Small museum showing how freedom to join a union was seen as a threat in 19th Century Dorset. Showed how what we may take for granted now was hard won.

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Whitland, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

if you are a Trades unionist of just interested in UK history, then visit to see the story of the oppressed farmers of the day. On leaving you will be educated, but aside from reading numerous banners and text, not a lot else to see. My son left within a few minutes! However, the comments I make should be read... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

This was our second visit to what is a surprisingly small Museum, when you consider the impact of the event which gave rise to it all. On this occasion we visited without the children and were able to take the time to read in detail the various presentations, diary extracts and listen to various audio pieces. Its quite a small... More 

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Rotherham
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The entrance fees are a little pricey on Friday and Saturday 15 quid a piece and a fiver for parking. So you are better attending Sundays as it's free entry. This show of union solidarity is held every year in the sleepy village of Tolpuddle when this little village comes alive and is adorned by union banners and is a... More 

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