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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.

Following building work in Spring 2021, visitors are welcome to enjoy many updates to displays covering all aspects of local history, not least for 2021 only, the "Growing for Gold" exhibition, digging into the history of gardens and allotments in the Beaminster area, including a Chelsea medal and a celebrity or two. Peep into the new rooms opening in Spring 2022. Whilst refreshments are not available at the Museum, there is a wide range of cafés nearby. Do look at our website for latest information.


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