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Good Regimental Museum

Afternoon spent here with my sons. Tells the story of Dorset’s soldiers from the civil war to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ian M
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The Keep.Dorchester

This was an eye-opener. We have been to many similar exhibitions in recent years with family... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
joelnetley
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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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+44 1305 264066
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All reviewsfour floorswell worth a visitlocal regimentsbritish armygift aidwell laid outhalf termall agesgreat place to visitvery helpful staffchildren and adultson displayhigh streetentry pricecouple of hoursgreat valuevalue for money
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Afternoon spent here with my sons. Tells the story of Dorset’s soldiers from the civil war to today. Some interactive displays. Overall a rare county museum which deserves to be visited. Interesting and increasingly hard to find. Well done the Keep.

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was an eye-opener. We have been to many similar exhibitions in recent years with family members and their military service in mind,1914/18, WW2, Dunkirk and so on. This was an excellent trip around the experiences of members of Dorset regiments with superb medal collections...More

Thank joelnetley
Laura G, Deputy Curator at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review of our Museum, we are very proud of it and glad you enjoyed your time here. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went there on sat morning , great interested place staff very friendly and the place is worth a visit.

Thank Daz308
Laura G, Deputy Curator at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Really great to hear you enjoyed your morning with us, hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to the Keep Military Museum. Previous visit was in 2005 and although some displays had changed, most were still as I remembered them. That's not a bad thing as the info and objects are very informative. Highlight for me was...More

Thank Anarchon
Laura G, Deputy Curator at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for your kind review and for recommending the Museum. We are glad you enjoyed your return visit to us and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the second visit we've made as a family in the last 3 years and we are already looking forward to our next visit. The museum is wonderfully laid out, with displays that walk you through the history of the Devon and Dorset regiments...More

Thank Hewish_Hedge_Monkeys
Laura G, Deputy Curator at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are really pleased that you enjoyed your return trip to the Museum and look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Having lived in Dorchester in the early 60's and in Dorset since I made my first visit to the Keep.The museum is packed with local regimental information and artefacts.It is well laid out with easy access. The view from the battlements is well worth seeing

Thank Maurice R
Laura G, Deputy Curator at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review, Maurice. We are glad that you were finally able to visit us!

Reviewed 1 week ago

He's the typical encyclopaedia about his regiment(s) and their artefacts. It's a fortress of military esprit de corps buttressed by the stories of derring do.

Thank Harry O
Laura G, Deputy Curator at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review, Harry. We do have some very knowledgeable and enthusiastic people around here!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another excellent value for money in museum Dorchester. You get free entry for a year if you gift aid your entry fee. Well set out throughout the ages... interesting displays of the many medals awarded to the soldiers, including their stories. Very good history lessons.

Thank Katy P
Laura G, Deputy Curator at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Katy, thanks for your lovely review. We are really glad that you enjoyed the displays and the stories. We look forward to welcoming you back for free very soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely museum packed with local regimental information from Dorset. Includes uniforms worn through the decades.

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Laura G, Deputy Curator at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Tracey, thanks for your kind review and we are pleased that you enjoyed looking at our collections. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

A very good local regimental museum with some fantastic exhibits. You could Easily spend a few hours in there. There is good parking nearby and it is only a short walk into town. Will hopefully visit again when down that way.

Thank 829apple
Laura G, Deputy Curator at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review of our Museum, we are very proud of it - you are welcome back anytime!

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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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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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