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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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11:00 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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Very informative

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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Kings Lynn
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Was just banners displayed walls to read and a few items to view. Could have been a little more character to the place.

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Hereford
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The displays were clear and informative but not terribly exciting. There was a room full of information on cloth signs, a display case in the centre and a few computer stations with a long narrative by Tony Robinson. The shop was similarly lacklustre and we came away somewhat deflated by the lack of imagination put into the museum. It would... More 

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Liskeard, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We visited this museum the day before polling day. If ever you needed a reason to vote, this was it. Everyone in the country should be made to visit and realise that our modern martyrs are the poor and dispossessed so vilified by our present government.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Not suitable for young children, but worth a visit if you are in the area. The stories were very interesting, and gives you an insight into the harsh realities of agricultural workers lives of the time. Its free but they do ask for a small donation.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Really liked the understated nature of this museum and the way we were not overwhelmed by too much razzmatazz just simple notices describing what happened and how important these 6 Trade Unionists were for democracy in this country

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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131 reviews 131 reviews
28 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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142 reviews 142 reviews
112 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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314 reviews 314 reviews
103 attraction reviews
220 helpful votes 220 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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5 reviews 5 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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