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Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum

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Address: Dorchester DT2 7EH , England
Phone Number: +44 (0) 1305 848 237
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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A tribute to pioneers for social justice

This small museum, located in a pretty Dorset village, commemorates the 6 people who decided to fight for a decent living wage. Their story is inspiring and the subsequent fight... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Isle of Portland, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I attended the Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival again this year for about the 10th time and again feels sorry for all of those festival goers that suffer disgraceful conditions regarding toilet and personal hygiene I.E the shower facilities By the Saturday this year there were blocks of toilets out of action and the showers required mending they were out for the... More 

Thank John H
King's Lynn
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its the kind of place that everyone interested in social history and the sacrifices made by the working classes should visit. However, although the museum is informative about the martyrs themselves, the displays are mainly text boards with little in the way of interesting objects or interactive exhibits. I am not sue that you gain a lot extra than by... More 

Thank Jeff1903
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was on holiday close by and we decided to have a look at this museum. The museum was very small however was packed full of information. You really do need to read everything to fully appreciate it. I had bought a book from the gift shop to carry on reading as I was so interested in the group. A... More 

Thank Danielle B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small museum, located in a pretty Dorset village, commemorates the 6 people who decided to fight for a decent living wage. Their story is inspiring and the subsequent fight to free them shines a revealing light on English democracy, and how concerted action can move mountains. The story is simply and clearly told in the place where it happened.

Thank BarbRW
Nantwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a museum recounting the lives of the 6 men who were standing up for justice and their betrayal by a "friend". It has its place in history resulting in free pardons and a return home for the 6 men who had been sent as convicts to Australia. The account is related by means of printed screens and narration... More 

Thank Saluki25
Sheffield, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

As someone who knew very little about the subject I found this museum to be really informative. This is a key story in the history of the world that needs to be more widely known. The museum is not that large and it contains no artifacts from the martyrs but it is nevertheless very informative and definitely worth making the... More 

1 Thank md1mm
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

This museum tells the story of the early 19th century farm labourers very difficult struggle for justice and the dire consequences they suffered at the hands of the power elite of the time. The museum has good informative interactive exhibits and displays about the Martyrs and their impact on trade unionism. Let us not forget what these six men challenged,... More 

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Nice and interesting little museum on the western edge of Tolpuddle. The museum is nicely landscaped with a statue as you enter. Really worth a visit. Theirs also a walk around the village with connection to the men.

1 Thank MarkMahoney
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

this museum is free to enter but a donation is appreciated to help towards its upkeep. the museum record the struggle that the martyrs made to get better conditions for the working class in the 1800's .

Thank johnm1951
Taunton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

While there are few artefacts, the Tollpuddle Martyrs had nothing to show, the history is well explained. It is the kind of experience where you leave angry at what the working class had to endure and how lucky we are in this country today. The Methodist Chapel is well worth a visit.

Thank JohnWrel

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