We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Keep Military Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Barrack Road | Bridport Road, Dorchester DT1 1RN, England
Phone Number: 441305264066
Website
Saturday
Closed
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 137 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 97
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
EXCELLENT MUSEUM

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
andrew d
,
Newport, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

137 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 137: English reviews
Newport, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Helpful?
Thank andrew d
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
Level Contributor
41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

Helpful?
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 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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'!

Helpful?
Thank Jonathan E
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 

Helpful?
Thank oaps2015
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
Level Contributor
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 

Helpful?
Thank Richard B
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 

Level Contributor
49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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.

Helpful?
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
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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.

Helpful?
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 

Level Contributor
91 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

There is actually a lack of advertisement for this fantastic museum, from the outside it is very easy to say "It looks awful" but it is in fact very good! It is laid out across 4 floors and the roof of the castle, there are hundreds of exhibits to gaze at and read about. There are detailed display cases full... More 

Helpful?
Thank Globetrotter2345
TheKeepMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much Globetrotter! Thanks for taking the time to write the review and please join us on FB if you are able, search the three words keep military museum to get the correct page. And continue to spread the word! Best wishes The Keep Team More 

Broadstone, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Excellent well curated military museum. Great views over Dorchester from the top. The exhibits are top class. Hitler's desk holds a particular fascination.

Helpful?
Thank 416Spitfire8
TheKeepMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this review

Very glad you enjoyed your day. Thank you for taking the trouble to write this review and for giving us such a good rating! You may like to join us on FB if you can by searching Keep Military Museum (just the three words - to get the correct page) We have interesting videos and news of upcoming events like... More 

Dorset, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Known as the "castle" in the middle of Dorchester, the Keep museum is a must-visit attraction. A war/military museum that takes you all the way up to the top where you can see for miles! Very friendly and knowledgeable staff!

Helpful?
Thank Dodge1991
TheKeepMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this review

Thanks very much indeed for your review of The Keep. Glad you enjoyed your trip. Hope to see you again soon! Join us on FB if you can - search the three words Keep Military Museum to get the right page! Best wishes The Keep Team More 

Travelers who viewed The Keep Military Museum also viewed

 

Been to The Keep Military Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Keep Military Museum and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from The Keep Military Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?