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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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Well worth a visit

Excellent value brilliant lay out very interesting visit easy parking and close to the center of town

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent value brilliant lay out very interesting visit easy parking and close to the center of town

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Guildford
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It seems small but it is jammed full of different interesting things to see relating to multiple wars and time periods. Everything was well explained and the keep is a nice setting for the museum. Make sure you go on the roof for a view

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been a couple of times over the years but still find this historic museum appealing as it constantly updates itself and there is always something new to see. Took teenage son and 5 year old daughter and we all had a great time. Current promotion is for kids to go free and Gift Aiding your entry allows return... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review for us. Really glad you enjoyed your visit and that you noticed the changes. We try to keep things fresh for our returning visitiors and to commemorate important anniversaries, like the Somme. Hope to see you again soon, Best wishes The Keep Team More 

Mansfield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Dorchester for the day and the keep was a great place to visit. We have 2 children 12 & 16 and they both really enjoyed it as there was a lot to see, the exhibitions were very informative and there was lots of interaction with the exhibits. So much history there, well worth a visit!

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

Thanks Emma, Really good of you to write a review. We're glad you found the visit interesting and we hope to see you again! Best wishes The Keep Team More 

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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Keep Military museum was a fantastic place I visited while on holiday in dorset this year. The staff were very friendly and polite in welcoming us to the museum and informing us of anything else we may be interested in. There was so much to see; as you explore all levels of the castle - like building, each own... More 

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

Dear Amber, Thank you for taking the time to give us such a great review. We're very pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your visit, and our wonderful view! Best wishes The Keep Team More 

Bearsted, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here yesterday , as weather poor , thoroughly enjoyed the visit . Couldn't be leave we were there 2 hours . Excellent value for money .

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

Hello Margaret, Thanks very much for taking the time to give us such a high score! We're very glad you made the most of your visit and hope to see you again. The Keep Team More 

England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited The Keep Museum expecting it to be rather provincial but I was so impressed. We were two mothers and two young teenagers and to be honest the mothers found it more inspiring I think. There was free parking, reasonable entry fee, helpful staff who knew their stuff and as you would probably imagine an incredibly well laid out and... More 

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

Thank you Emma for taking the trouble to write such a lovely review. We're very glad you got so much from you visit and we hope to see you again! The Keep Team More 

Great yarmouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016 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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TheKeepMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much indeed for your review. Glad you enjoyed the visit and the tour and hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday in lovely West Bay. Best wishes The Keep Team More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

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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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

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 

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