Beaminster Museum is the local history museum for Beaminster and the surrounding villages.
Its collection highlights historic local families and displays objects and images associated with local trades and schools. In particular it houses a fine collection of agricultural tools and a working church turret clock. Recent new displays on the fossils of nearby Horn Park National Nature Reserve and life during Neolithic and Roman times. It also provides a reference section containing books and audio-visual materials relating to the local area.
Museum closed for 2020 season
Scheduled to reopen Spring 2021
£2.00, accompanied children free, students 16+ £1.00
Easter to end of Autumn half-term (also Winter Talks) Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Bank Holidays: 10.30 – 4.00; Sundays: 2.00-4.30.
We can usually offer access to the museum and its collections outside normal opening times and during the closed season by special arrangement. Please enquire via email.
Group visits to the museum are welcome all year round, and it’s open to anybody who is interested in seeing and taking part in what we have to offer; we can help link your visit to the National Curriculum, if required.
A number of schools loans boxes are available from the museum on subjects including: Tudors, World War II and the Victorians.
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