Gillingham Museum features the history of Gillingham and surrounding villages from prehistoric times, through Roman and medieval occupation to the Victorian rebuilding; a 1790 manual fire engine; John Constable display; interactive quiz and photographic presentation.
The Gillingham Local History Society was founded under the umbrella of the Gillingham (Dorset) Parish Council in 1953 to find a home for the Freame family collection of local historical documents and artefacts. Mr. Sidney Carter who was the benefactor of the items from the will of the last surviving Freame gave the collection to the town.
Free. Voluntary contributions welcome.
With effect from the 3 September 2020 the Museum will re-open.
Hours of opening will be restricted to 10.00 -12.30 on Mondays and Thursdays.
Social distancing applies and face masks must be worn in accordance with current regulations.
Victorian and WW2 boxes for loan.
|Parking||Parking in adjoining public car park|
|Refreshments||Refreshments and toilets available in the nearby Waitrose Store.|
|Toilets for Wheelchair Users|
|Wheelchair Accessability||Full disabled access|
|Facilities for the Blind / Visually Impaired|
Chantry Fields Gillingham Dorset SP8 4UA