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Beaminster Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Well worth a vist.

Lovely little museum run by passionate volunteers. Lots of interesting exhibits ans can easily... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Fantastic local museum, fun and interest for all ages!!

We had a brilliant morning at this gem of a local museum with our three girls aged 8-10. They loved... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Whitcombe Road, Beaminster DT8 3NB, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely little museum run by passionate volunteers. Lots of interesting exhibits ans can easily spend a few hours here.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank SallyBridders
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a brilliant morning at this gem of a local museum with our three girls aged 8-10. They loved the very interesting Crime and Punishment exhibition (and smugglers tunnel!) and thoroughly enjoyed following the clues to solve the mystery trail. Dressing up was an...More

Date of experience: August 2019
3  Thank catherama
Reviewed July 22, 2019

This was our second visit to the little Museum just off the main square in this delightful Dorset village. It is housed in a former chapel and, although the space is limited, there is a first floor gallery above the ground floor rooms with a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
4  Thank MichaelMoore43
Reviewed June 7, 2019 via mobile

We’ve visited many local museums over the years and this is one of the best! There is truly something for everyone - from information and exhibits about local fossils to the history of Beaminster and its development over the centuries. At the time of our...More

Date of experience: June 2019
3  Thank BOBOK777
Reviewed June 3, 2019 via mobile

We are not local to the area but we found this museum really interesting. There's a wide range of artifacts and a real mixture of items and exhibits. There's some interactive activities for young children, including fossil rubbing, dressing up and various buttons to press...More

Date of experience: June 2019
4  Thank vicky73111
Reviewed March 30, 2019 via mobile

Despite Trip Advisor often saying it is Open Now it reopens for the Summer on Good Friday, which in 2019 isn't until 19th April. There will be new things to see!

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank alastairw2017
Reviewed September 8, 2018

A very interesting small museum converted from a Chapel. Lots of displays and interesting artifacts.A lot of information on Rhodes-Moorhouse who won the 1st flying V.C. and much local history

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank elizabeth a
Reviewed September 6, 2018

What a welcome,thank you Brian! So very informed, and exceptionally helpful. It was a Win-Win situation altogether; I had questions, and there were answers. A wealth of exhibits gave such a great insight into the area, history and life and times. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank Deb J
Reviewed April 9, 2018

Exceptional museum. The displays and information are well done, interesting and informative. Brian, the curator is a wealth of information just on his own. We spent well over 2 hours and could have been there longer. Would recommend this museum to anyone that is looking...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank sarahcaroline59
Reviewed September 19, 2017

We visited the museum on Saturday 16th September and spent a good 2 hours looking around as there was so much to see. There is an exhibition about wood which was very interesting also one about Freemasons. There is something for everyone. There is a...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank Carolyn Mary C
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