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Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum

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Address: Dorchester DT2 7EH , England
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+44 1305 848237
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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Lest we forget

We've driven past the sign to the TUC Museum several times, and it has always piqued my interest, partly because of the Tolpuddle Martyrs place in the history of organised labour... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 6, 2016
Penryn, United Kingdom
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Penryn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

We've driven past the sign to the TUC Museum several times, and it has always piqued my interest, partly because of the Tolpuddle Martyrs place in the history of organised labour. It was a wet Friday in November. Plenty of parking! And it's free. I was surprised how small the museum itself was. It sits in a row of 'cottages'... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

I debated 3 or 4 for this one. I found it interesting because I wanted to learn about the 6 men transported on trumped-up charges after agitating for a living wage. I can see, however, that it's of limited interested outside those with trade union interest, especially as the museum itself is just a series of banners with illustrations and... More 

Thank ACR888
Ferndown, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

This small museum is packed with history of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, the begining of trade union in this country. Inside there is are many papers and banners and outside the statue and stones must be seen. There is plenty of parking. Entrance is free, it is funded by the TUC. There are toilets and a vending machine. Only thing is... More 

Thank Iaon1967
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Driving by on the way to Portsmouth stopping at this museum proved to be an invaluable experience and a reminder of our social history. The museum only occupies a small room but the displays are very well set out and tells the story of the martyrs very graphically.

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Learnt a lot in the well laid out exhibition. Handy stools to sit down and read the material presented on the display boards. shop was well stocked with cards and other items as a memento of the visit. No charge, but a small donation box there.

Thank dizzydozza
Essex Girl
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

We have all heard of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, but now I know what they did. Interesting and informative. A self guided walk around a hall with stories and illustrations. Thankfully, stools were provided to perch on! A great pity the shop next door was closed.

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Ashford, Middlesex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Small it might be but the story and the message of the Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum packs a powerful punch to today's visitors of all ages. Told in a series of banners, the Martyr's story is one of a small group of farm labourers whose weekly wages were cut from ten shillings a week to nine, then eight, then seven. How... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

This is just a tiny museum but it is very informative. It tells the story of the six martyrs who stood up for the rights of the working people. They were very brave but they paid a huge price for their determination to make better pay and conditions for future generations.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

It is a very long time since 2 pensioner sisters learnt about the Tolpuddle Martyrs in school so was good to find out all about this important part of English history. The museum is tiny and unfortunately we arrived at the same time as a foreign coach party. It was fortunate that on this rather wet morning there was a... More 

Thank Barbara V
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

This site is the venue for an annual Trade Union occasion celebrating the sufferings of the Tolpuddle Martyrs. A good venue for the tourist.

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