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Beaminster Museum

About

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.

Admission:

£2.00, accompanied children free, students 16+ £1.00

Opening Times:

Easter to end of Autumn half-term (also Winter Talks)
 Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Bank Holidays: 
10.30 – 1.00, 2.00 – 4.30; 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.

Learning

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.

Facilities

Museum facilities
Parking  
Refreshments  
Gift shop  Yes
Gardens/Grounds  
Toilets  
Toilets for Wheelchair Users   
Guided Tours   
Audio Tours   
Wheelchair Accessability  Ground floor only
Induction Loop   
Facilities for the Blind / Visually Impaired   
Group Visits  
School Visits  
Outreach activities  

 

Contact

Whitcombe Road
Beaminster
Dorset
DT8 3NB

01308 863623 or 01308 862220

http://www.beaminstermuseum.org

info@beaminstermuseum.org