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.
Closed temporarily due to Covid-19 pandemic
Easter-December (inclusive): Monday, Thursday, Friday: 10.00am-3.00pm; Saturday: 10.00am-12.30pm; January-Easter: Monday,Friday, Saturday: 10.00am-12.30pm
Group visits welcome by prior arrangement. Numbers may be restricted because of space constraints. Please contact the museum directly to discuss your requirements.
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|Wheelchair Accessability||On ground floor only|
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