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Gold Hill Museum

1 Gold Hill, Shaftesbury SP7 8JW, England
+44 1747 852157
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You will be drawn in!

Friendly staff and no entrance fee will make you just 'pop in', but the treasure trove of things in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jules5691
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London, United Kingdom
Interesting and doggies welcomed

Visited Shaftesbury with our little dogs and they were welcomed into the museum, the displays are... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
snapdogs
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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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Volunteer-run museum of local history situated at the top of the iconic 'Hovis hill'. Dog friendly. Free admission.
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1 Gold Hill, Shaftesbury SP7 8JW, England
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+44 1747 852157
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Friendly staff and no entrance fee will make you just 'pop in', but the treasure trove of things in there will draw you in! Five or six rooms all packed with goodies - you could browse for just a few minutes or takes ages. We...More

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Elaine B, Front Office Manager at Gold Hill Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review and for the generous rating.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited Shaftesbury with our little dogs and they were welcomed into the museum, the displays are well presented and the staff welcoming and helpful. The photographic exhibition was busy and the display and work of a very high standard, some beautiful shots of local scenery.

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Elaine B, Front Office Manager at Gold Hill Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

So pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review and for the generous rating.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

At the top of Gold Hill, we thought we’d just have a quick look and ended up staying far longer than we had intended. The museum is staffed with very friendly people who happily chatted and answered any questions we had. It’s full of interesting...More

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Elaine B, Front Office Manager at Gold Hill Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We also feel that it's the gem at the top of the hill and I'm delighted that you enjoyed the experience. Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review and for your rating.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Wonderful museum, run by volunteers and free to visit, although a donation is much appreciated and helps to keep the museum running. Lots of interesting items on show and the lovely garden is a nice place to stop and relax in during or after your...More

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Elaine B, Front Office Manager at Gold Hill Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

So pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review and for the generous rating.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Gold Hill museum sounds as if it's a tacky commercial venture, cashing in on its location at the top of Gold Hill, famous from Hovis adverts since the 1970s. That's a shame, as it's actually one of the best local museums that I have...More

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Elaine B, Front Office Manager at Gold Hill Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Your comment on the name of the museum is an interesting one and perhaps something that we should consider although, of course, Gold Hill was there centuries before the invention of television let alone commercial channels. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your visit and thank...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this museum as we were staying in Shaftsbury for the food and drink festival. We were greeted by a lovely lady who made us feel very welcome and our visit that little bit special. This is a fascinating musium full of intriguing artefacts...More

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Elaine B, Front Office Manager at Gold Hill Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, Huw, for your lovely review and for your generous rating. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful little museum full of fascinating local detail, manned by helpful, friendly volunteers. The quilt is really amazing. It's also only a 1-minute walk from the Abbey runs, which are also worth a visit.

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Elaine B, Front Office Manager at Gold Hill Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and for your generous rating.

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Was very good to walk round the museum with lots of history on the area with very friendly Staff to show and chat to. well worth a visit.

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Elaine B, Front Office Manager at Gold Hill Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and for your generous rating.

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

We visited this museum mainly to get out of the awful weather. The lady who greeted us was so friendly and helpful with advise on our progress through the museum. We were amazed at the contents in each of the rooms, very well displayed and...More

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Elaine B, Front Office Manager at Gold Hill Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

So pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review and for the generous rating.

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

Popped in to the museum gardens as part of the Snowdrop Trail. Not very big - you can see it all through the gates at the side of the entrance. The staff inside were very pleasant however and we took a guide and walked around...More

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Elaine B, Front Office Manager at Gold Hill Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

I'm delighted that you enjoyed your chance visit to our museum. Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We are closed now until Saturday 24 March when we open for the full season until 31 October.

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snapdogs
26 April 2018|
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Response from Elaine B | Property representative |
They certainly are. Hope to see you and your dog(s) soon. Elaine Barratt, Steward Coordinator
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Jenny C
15 February 2016|
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Response from Elaine B | Property representative |
The museum is open every day, 10.30-16.30, from 1 April until 31 October and for the February half term (to coincide with Shaftesbury's Snowdrop Festival).
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Gregor S
23 October 2015|
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Yes - we were warmly welcomed with our dog
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