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Sturminster Newton Museum

About

Sturminster Newton Museum is housed in an historic and attractive building of 16th C origin situated in the town centre. This interesting building has had many uses over the years: a shop, solicitors` offices and the Town Council office.

The Museum`s collection contains objects, documents and photographs relating to the history of the town and its surrounding villages. The history of the livestock market and the development of dairying is featured as well as, on permanent display, a large working model of Sturminster Newton Railway Station (now closed) which was once pivotal for the success of the market. There are also displays on the Roman villa sites around Sturminster. 

Admission:

Free

Opening Times:

Easter-December (inclusive): Monday, Thursday, Friday: 10.00am-3.00pm; Saturday: 10.00am-12.30pm; January-Easter: Monday,Friday, Saturday: 10.00am-12.30pm

Learning

Group visits welcome by prior arrangement. Numbers may be restricted because of space constraints. Please contact the museum directly to discuss your requirements.

Facilities

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

 

Contact

1 Old Market Cross House
Market Cross
Sturminster
Newton
Dorset
DT10 1AN

01258 817116

http://www.sturminsternewton-museum.co.uk

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