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Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum

Dorchester DT2 7EH , England
+44 (0) 1305 848 237
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Ranked #9 of 23 attractions in Dorchester
Type: History Museums
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

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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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I have previously reviewed the museum which is really worth a visit, but there is far more to Tolpuddle than just the museum. Every around this time a weekend festival is held, with camping available and live band every evening. The festival is to celebrate the Martyrs of Tolpuddle and on the Sunday a March takes place along the narrow... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We had been looking forward to visiting here and were not disappointed. The history of the 6 Martyrs is simply but dramatically portrayed on large posters type displays. The Martyrs Trail around Tolpuddle is well worth doing. Enjoyed icecream from the small shop attached to the museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Have long wanted to visit and experience didn't disappoint. Tells the moving story of the six farm workers whose bravery in banding together to try to prevent the starvation of their families laid the foundation for the Trade Union movement. Friendly atmosphere, small shop including a hot drink machine and nice terrace to eat your picnic. Would recommend Martyrs Trail... More

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London, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I have posted on here previously regarding the museum, but would just add do check out the opening times before embarking on a visit. Additionally for those interested in the Tolpuddle Martyrs and James Hammett I have just published my book - The Tolpuddle Six, the Hammett relative. This is based on my research of my Hammett ancestral roots from... More

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Aberdare, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Liked the information supplied but was disappointed in the amount of exhibits etc in museum. You were given the basics but not as much as I thought you would receive bearing in mind the importance the incident is in British political history.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Worthwhile visit for 30 minutes to remind yourself that people have suffered to get workers rights and that judicial and landlord corruption existed not that long ago in UK.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

For a very small museum the story of the Martyrs was well told with a simlpe but effective display. The implications of their struggle was profound but is not well known.Congratulations to the TUC for this Museum which is well worth a visit irrespective of your politcal views.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Well worth a visit. A reminder of the struggle of hard working men and not that long ago either. Something I will remember when going to the polls. Staff very helpful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

This is a museum which tells a fascinating story. It deserves to be modernised, with educational facilities which befit the huge part the almost mythical Tolpuddle Martyrs played in the creation of a fairer Britain. However, despite this, the exciting story of these men shines through and I was spellbound. The guided walk through the bonny village of Tolpuddle was... More

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