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The Keep Military Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Have been meaning to visit The Keep for a long time and weren't disappointed, went in half term so... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
baz15hill
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Poole, United Kingdom
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Superb Museum

Really very well set out museum with so much historical information and Memorabilia ... the view... read more

Reviewed November 2, 2018
Fergloon
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Inverurie, United Kingdom
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We are a family friendly museum and we attract all ages. We aim to educate, inspire and to honour the sacrifices made by the members of our Regiments. Our displays cover four floors and take you on a 300 year journey through time. Our artifacts have...more
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Barrack Road, Dorchester DT1 1RN, England
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All reviews four floors well worth a visit local regiments british army armed forces excellent trip gift aid excellent displays half term surrounding countryside friendly and knowledgeable staff interactive displays on display all ages great place to visit children and adults entry price
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have been meaning to visit The Keep for a long time and weren't disappointed, went in half term so kids went in free so it cost £14 for two adults and two children. It takes you through the history of the Dorset and Devonshire regiments...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank baz15hill
Laura G, Deputy Curator at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad you got round to visiting the Museum and that you and your family had an enjoyable time with us! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed November 2, 2018

Really very well set out museum with so much historical information and Memorabilia ... the view from the roof is stunning

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Fergloon
Laura G, Deputy Curator at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed your visit to us - we agree that the view from the roof is something else!

Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

You need to have at least four visits as you couldn’t possibly see it all in one day.. the views from the top of the keep are excellent. We will be going back to see what more there inside the pull out draws which are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Laura G, Deputy Curator at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Glad you enjoyed your time with us, Sue. There is a lot to see, so we look forward to welcoming you back soon. We agree that the view from the roof is incredible!

Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Glad we dropped by the museum. Our two young boys enjoyed it. Lots to see and even touch/feel. Younger son (3) was a bit afraid of the trenches and big guns. The find-a-rat challenge kept my seven year old busy which was good. Quite reasonably...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cocon361
Laura G, Deputy Curator at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Thank you very much for your review Coco, we are glad your family enjoyed visiting the Museum!

Reviewed October 19, 2018

Excellent museum in pretty much every way telling the story of the two County Regiments and their affiliations. Great array of uniforms, medals and equipment along with the many information sheets and tableaux spread over three floors. Really very good.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Laura G, Deputy Curator at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

Really glad you enjoyed your visit to the Museum, David, we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed October 3, 2018

This is a really great place to go, particularly if the weather is not so good. You can immerse yourself in real military history of Dorset.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank bethany2410
Laura G, Deputy Curator at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Glad you had a great time Bethany, we are proud to keep alive the history of the Devon and Dorsetshire regiments. Look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed September 27, 2018

Not my cup of tea but for someone that likes history on the war then yr love it . I did enjoy the view though from the top of the museum you can see the whole of Dorchester x

Date of experience: July 2018
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Laura G, Deputy Curator at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Thank you very much for your review, Michelle, we are sorry that you did not find anything in the Museum to interest you. We would agree that the view from the roof is very special and glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

I happened to be driving thtough the town when tgere in front of me was The Keep Military Museum. I had to stop and pay them a visit. A very modest (£5.50 OSP rate) to get in. It is on four floors including the roof...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Laura G, Deputy Curator at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2018

Thanks Michael, we are very proud of our extensive medal collection and the stories behind them. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

Reviewed September 19, 2018

Visited on a Tuesday afternoon in September 2018 and we were alone during our visit …. This is an extensive museum - spread over 4 floors via a steep spiral staircase with access to the roof which offers views across the town and the surrounding...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Laura G, Deputy Curator at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2018

Thank you for your review Pete - great photos too. Really glad you enjoyed your time with us.

Reviewed September 7, 2018

We were greeted by a very efficient and friendly gentleman who welcomed us took our money and gave my Grandson a quiz sheet.He was to look for rats and symbols. He found this very absorbing and did get a prize at the end. There was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Laura G, Deputy Curator at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are glad that you all enjoyed your time with us - whether your husband won the battle against your grandson or not! We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Lyn P
August 7, 2018|
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Response from Laura G | Property representative |
Hi Lyn, There is a concessionary admission fee of £5.50 for OAPs. Special rates apply to any group visits, school visits and tours. It would be best to contact the Curator in this instance - 01305 264066. Best wishes and... More
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Karen G
April 2, 2017|
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Response from DeputyCurator | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your question! We do not have a coffee shop or restaurant at the Museum but we are very close to many local cafes / restaurants. Best wishes, The Keep Team
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