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Super local museum

Visited Bridport museum on a wet Wednesday in October and received a very warm welcome from the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lian S
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Leicester
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Learning the ropes in Bridport Museum.

Before our short visit to Bridport I knew little about the town and the history of the area, but... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2018
k r
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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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All reviews local history worth a visit small space free entry rope making demonstration interesting information hands on activities interactive displays lovely staff local area couple of hours jurassic coast net donation volunteers drawers industry
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Bridport museum on a wet Wednesday in October and received a very warm welcome from the staff who explained the layout of the museum and the various galleries to us. It may be free but is definitely worth the suggested £3 donation. As well as the display cabinets there are computer display screens with photographs and lots of drawers with additional artifacts in. We were lucky enough to be there to see a rope making demonstration, which was very interesting. Really worth a visit if in the area.

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Reviewed September 20, 2018

Before our short visit to Bridport I knew little about the town and the history of the area, but after the visit here (and the West Bay Discovery Centre) I felt I learned a lot. We were greeted on arrival and the contents of the museum were explained to us.
Flax and hemp were grown locally and used to make ropes and nets. The displays in the museum show how the rope and net making industry grew, and how ropes are made. It is good to learn that nets are still made in Bridport.
Many historic and listed buildings remain in Bridport many of them around the museum and this was an enjoyable visit.

Thank k r
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

A small museum with a range of specialist exhibitions. The enthusiastic volunteer staff are very knowledgeable on local history. The museum features a number of small exhibitions on a variety of interesting local historical issues.

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Reviewed September 17, 2018

Good to see this museum with history of Bridport and lots of information about the geology of the region with fossil displays and other interactive displays. Nicely laid out and fully accessible.

1  Thank HappyDays056
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

Very informative museum..fascinating to read about the rope making. Well kept, informative staff, well done !

1  Thank no1steveb
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Reviewed September 13, 2018

Excellent museum documenting the history of Bridport including its rope making industry. Exhibits are well displayed and the volunteers friendly and informative.

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Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Disappointed with the rest of Bridport as it's mostly charity shops. This museum on the other hand was brilliant and worth a visit

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Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

We were visiting Bridport for the first time and found this very attractive museum building. We were welcomed by a member of staff who gave us a useful overview of the museum. We found the history and exhibition of rope and net making fascinating and the artefacts relaying the social history of Bridport were very interesting.
It is a very pleasant space in which to spend an hour or so and there are lots of interactive exhibits which make it even more appealing. The museum is free but after your visit you will feel inclined to make a donation!

1  Thank LivvyGoodlife
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Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful had everything you could ask for lots of information about bridport and its heritage amazing old wagon upstairs had a lift aswell which was great 4 year old loved it here

1  Thank SophieBrooke
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Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

As the title suggests... We were greeted by two lovely ladies; one of which took my husband for a very knowledgable walk around whilst I wandered amongst the interesting artefacts! Worth a visit if you're in Bridport, don't forget to make a donation (it's free entry) - there's lots to see and the museum has been carefully restored. Don't be fooled by the first impression; every drawer in every display has something of interest and there's a great use of technology to make the most of a small space!

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EmilyHicks, Manager at Bridport Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2018

Thank you so much Sam for your lovely review. May I ask the date of your visit so I may give the feedback to our lovely volunteers?

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