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Sherborne Museum

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UKlady56uk wrote a review Oct 2019
Berkshire68 contributions39 helpful votes
The museum is really lovely - small but so interesting. The lady on the desk was very welcoming and we really enjoyed our visit. Make sure that you leave a donation - whilst the Museum is 'free entry' they do need money to keep the museum running.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Elisabeth B, General Manager at Sherborne Museum
Responded Oct 28, 2019
What a lovely thing to read on a cold dark Monday night - I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit, thank you for your kind comments. It is true, we do rather depend on the goodwill of our visitors to leave a donation, so thank you for pointing that out too. We're all volunteers and we do our best to create an excellent visitor experience.
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Sharon B wrote a review Aug 2019
Minster on Sea, United Kingdom21 contributions3 helpful votes
Small museum but full of very good local information. lots of exibits, information and books. Staff were very knowledgable also x
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Date of experience: August 2019
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TNel123 wrote a review Aug 2019
Bridgwater, United Kingdom210 contributions37 helpful votes
Quite small but interesting and informative with a good mix of exhibits - another hidden gem which is worth a visit! Lovely staff too!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Elisabeth B, General Manager at Sherborne Museum
Responded Aug 4, 2019
Yes we do manage to make good use of our Grade II listed building! Thank you for your kind comments and our front of house team will be thrilled to hear the positive feedback
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J M wrote a review Jul 2019
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It is a small place with just a few rooms but it is free and my kids (4 and 7) love going there even though they have been lots of times. In each room there are themed toy boxes (dinosaur, old fashioned toys, dried bugs) that keep the kids happy while the parents look around. If you have to entertain your young kids for an hour or so on a rainy day in Sherborne, this is a good place.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from Elisabeth B, General Manager at Sherborne Museum
Responded Jul 30, 2019
We're so happy to hear that you are repeat visitors and that you find it rewarding for all the family. Thank you for your kind comments!
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Beth wrote a review Jun 2019
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I learnt that a local girl, Ruth Gervis became a highly respected botanical artist and saw some of her fine botanical drawings. Another local, Benjamin Jesty a farmer and cattle breeder inoculated his wife and sons with cowpox to protect them from smallpox, 24 years before Edward Jenner carried out the same procedure. He was recognised for his efforts and given 15 guineas and a pair of gold lancets but Jenner got the glory having published papers on his work and was awarded £30,000!
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Date of experience: June 2019
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