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Sherborne Museum

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Great for local artefacts

A really lovely little museum tucked away in Sherborne. With a visit if you have an hour to spare... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Janet F
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Sherborne, United Kingdom
Great place

Such an interesting museum with lovely friendly staff. Good position in this beautiful town with... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
BerylBrad
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Bath, United Kingdom
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This fascinating small museum reflects the social and historical life of Sherborne, a market town in the heart of the Dorset countryside. Attractions include a unique medieval wall-painting, a touch-screen version of the glorious Sherborne Missal...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Church Lane, Sherborne DT9 3BP, England
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+44 1935 812252
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really lovely little museum tucked away in Sherborne. With a visit if you have an hour to spare. Staff exceptionally friendly and helpful

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Janet F
Elisabeth B, General Manager at Sherborne Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much! Our front of house team will be thrilled to hear this. We look forward to you returning in future, as we constantly change.

Reviewed November 6, 2018

Such an interesting museum with lovely friendly staff. Good position in this beautiful town with interesting artefacts

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank BerylBrad
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Step into this small but perfect collection and you will see how the excellent work of countless volunteer and amateur experts has created a super experience of the town from the beginnings of recorded time to the present. Visit soon!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank David L
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

We called in while visiting Sherborne and were pleasantly surprised. The presentations were very interesting and as you would expect, told much about the local area. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank elsmitty
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Whilst visiting Sherborne I called into this museum and got a friendly greeting from the staff on duty. I was also given a plan of the exhibits which helped me find my way around. They have a great selection of items on display from Roman...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 20, 2018

This is your typical local county town museum, in that it is small and houses mostly items of local history and significance. It does give a nice introduction to the town and its castles (with some items from the Old castle), as well as life...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 12, 2018

Well worth including a visit to this museum if you are interested in the local history of the area. Very well stocked with exhibits and information.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Debbie L
Reviewed June 27, 2018

Free entry to this cute little museum, lots to see and read about the local area, well worth a visit

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank CruiserWayne
Reviewed May 1, 2018

The beauty of this museum is that you are not overwhelmed with large amounts of information, but some of the exhibits are well worked out and interesting. The touch screen of the Sherborne Missal was very interesting , allowing to leaf through the boom and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank huys25
Elisabeth B, General Manager at Sherborne Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words. We aim to give just the right amount of information, so a visitor can go away able to retain some interesting facts. The Missal is a great favourite and we're glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed April 29, 2018

I was told about the museum on the town walk and made sure I spent some time there before I left. It is small but has a lot of history and tells you about the area as well as the town itself. The museum staff...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Elisabeth B, General Manager at Sherborne Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2018

Thank you so much for your positive review. I'm really pleased that you felt welcome and were well informed by the front of house. The botanical watercolour collection is indeed, as you say, beautiful and we are very proud of our local artist Diana Ruth...More

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