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Gillingham Museum


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the umbrella of the Gillingham (Dorset) Parish Council in 1953 to find a home for the Freame family collection of local historical documents and artefacts.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.

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Victorian and WW2 boxes for loan.


Museum facilities
Parking Parking in adjoining public car park
Refreshments Refreshments and toilets available in the nearby Waitrose Store.
Gift shop   
Toilets for Wheelchair Users   
Guided Tours   
Audio Tours   
Wheelchair Accessability  Full disabled access
Induction Loop   
Facilities for the Blind / Visually Impaired   
Group Visits  
School Visits  
Outreach activities  



Chantry Fields Gillingham Dorset SP8 4UA

01747 826235