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Beaminster Museum


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

Opening Times

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.


Museum facilities

Gift shop  Yes
Toilets Yes
Toilets for Wheelchair Users  Yes
Guided Tours   
Audio Tours   
Wheelchair Accessability  Yes
Induction Loop   
Facilities for the Blind / Visually Impaired   
Group Visits Yes
School Visits Yes
Outreach activities  



Whitcombe Road

01308 863623 or 01308 862639