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The Keep Military Museum

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Address: Barrack Road | Bridport Road, Dorchester DT1 1RN, England
Phone Number: 441305264066
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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We are on our holiday in west bay dorset being interested in the military we took a trip to the keep we were pleasantly surprised we had a behind the scene tour with a very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Cheesey1000
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Great yarmouth
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Great yarmouth
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are on our holiday in west bay dorset being interested in the military we took a trip to the keep we were pleasantly surprised we had a behind the scene tour with a very knowledgeable and friendly guy enjoyed it no end the layout and displays are very good with a large collection of medals well worth a visit.... More 

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1 Thank Cheesey1000
Southampton, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a wet afternoon when my wife and daughter went shopping this was perfect for me.. The Dorsets and Devons have glorious military histories and this is treat for those who are interested in medals and things military. I went specially for the VCs and first world war stuff and was not disappointed. The £7 ticket is valid for one... More 

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TheKeepMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this review

Thanks very much for posting this review Stephen. If you are around on Wednesday (10th August) we have a day dedicated to the Somme. No extra charge. See our fb page under keepmilitarymuseum Best wishes The Keep Team More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fabulous place. A real hidden gem. The staff are very friendly and the Curator of the Museum was wonderful. We went and are going back again as we didnt have time to see all we wanted to see. Please visit its a real must

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TheKeepMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. Good of you to take the time to write it. If you are around this weds (10th Aug) Chris will be leading a special day dedicated to the Somme - at no extra charge. More on our fb page keepmilitarymuseum Best wishes The Keep Team More 

Newport, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

My son and I visited this museum a few days ago when on holiday in the area and we were both taken aback by the quality of the museum. The displays were excellent and the information shown was superb. Whether you have an interest in military history or not I would recommend a visit to this museum.

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TheKeepMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this review

Thank you Andrew, for taking the trouble to write such a kind review. We are very pleased you got so much from your visit and we hope to see you again when you're back in the area! You can also join us on fb and twtr where we have some interesting videos to share with you... our official page is... More 

East Anglia
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41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

This museum is excellent. The content and presentation of the collection is really good, there is so much to see that one visit isn't enough. Brilliant!

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Thank Cheerful60
TheKeepMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much indeed for your cheerful review! We hope to see you again soon. In the meantime if you are on fb please join us there - our official page is the one you find if you search the three words keep military and museum. Best wishes The Keep Team More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

A brilliant family afternoon out, from my 7 year old boy to his 81 year old 'Gramps'. One of the most detailed, varied and well curated collections we've ever seen. The staff were so welcoming and helpful....5 'stars'!

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TheKeepMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much indeed Jonathan for taking the trouble to write such a lovely review. We're thrilled that you all got so much out of your visit and hope to see you again! If you are able to join us on FB we have lots of updates and videos that may be of interest to you. Simply search under... More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

myself wife and her friend visited the keep in june 2016 the reception staff were both welcoming and helpful, the museum was well laid out over the 4 floors, there is plenty of detail on the history of the Dorset regiment and the Devon shire regiment and then onto the Devonshire And Dorset regiment after the amalgamation of the 2... More 

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TheKeepMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much indeed for taking the time and trouble to write a review. Glad you enjoyed your visit and that you'll come back again. The good news is that the lift is now back in full working order! We look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes The Keep Team More 

Haytor Vale, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We had an excellent trip to the museum which provides details of the Devon and Dorset Regiment over the centuries. There is a great deal of detail, but also for those with less time it is possible to get around within an hour. The new WW1 trench reconstruction is depressingly realistic, and shows how terrible the living conditions really were.... More 

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TheKeepMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this review

Thank for for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit! The Keep Team More 

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55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

This place is great and a superb learning museum as it covers so much military wise. The exhibitions are amazing and setup very well.

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Thank garethe31
TheKeepMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are very glad you enjoyed your visit. If you are on FB search the three words Keep Military Museum and you'll find our page with lots of interesting videos and articles. Hope to see you again soon The Keep Team More 

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Based on Dorset regiments, this museum has interesting information on military engagements from the 1800s to the present day. Great value and friendly knowledgeable staff in the ticket/shop area. The great views from the roof are an added bonus.

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Thank Paul-O-SE18
TheKeepMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this review

Thanks Paul for your great review! Join us on FB if you can by searching the three words keep military museum to get the official page. We have lots of videos and updates. Hope to see you again, The Keep Team More 

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