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Beautiful Village

You can learn a little more about the village at this little museum, and then take a walk about the... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
888travelert
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Local History at its best

This great little museum is well worth at least a couple of hours of your time. Easy to follow... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
SwordMaiden
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Newton Abbot, 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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Reviewed 31 October 2018

You can learn a little more about the village at this little museum, and then take a walk about the village. The famous "Gold Hill" is one of the most photographed scenes in Dorset and and it's easy to see why. The rest of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 888travelert
Elaine B, Front Office Manager at Gold Hill Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

So pleased that you enjoyed your visit to our lovely town (don't let the locals hear you calling it a village!) Many thanks for taking the time to post a review and for the generous rating.

Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

This great little museum is well worth at least a couple of hours of your time. Easy to follow themed rooms set out history over the many centuries of this town's existence. The displays were often very personal accounts of unknown lives, of the town...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Elaine B, Front Office Manager at Gold Hill Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for taking the time to post such a lovely review and for your generous rating. We look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed 11 October 2018

We almost missed this lovely museum as it's tucked away in between some quaint shops. It's ran by such knowledge persons and we found it most interesting. Although entry is free there is a voluntary donation box and this is well worth a donation to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Elaine B, Front Office Manager at Gold Hill Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

What a delightful review, Tina. Many thanks for taking the time to post it and for the generous rating, and I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

We were meandering back to our home in Hampshire and I wanted to show my partner’s the “Hovis” hill. We managed to drive around the back roads and park just below the pedestrian area. On looking at the You Tube video I see the advert...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Elaine B, Front Office Manager at Gold Hill Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Please do, Hillheadbob1; we'll look forward to it and I'm confident that you won't be disappointed.

Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

We recently visited here on my birthday as our original plans got changed by my 2 yr old having a lengthy nap. This museum is a must see as it is fantastic for all the family as there are activities and toys for children to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Elaine B, Front Office Manager at Gold Hill Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

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

Reviewed 1 October 2018

what a delightful place, absolutely full of interesting things of past times.I cannot believe how much there was to see. also sweet little garden although it was a bit chilly for us to sit there was a bench provided. there is a little souvenir shop...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank witchy2016
Elaine B, Front Office Manager at Gold Hill Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

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

Reviewed 23 September 2018

Gold Hill is where they made the memorable Hovis commercial years ago, with the boy walking up the steep hill with the bicycle, It's a really lovely little place. There is a giant Hovis loaf at the top of the hill.The cobbled hill is really...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Elaine B, Front Office Manager at Gold Hill Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

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

Reviewed 15 September 2018

This museum is packed with items of local interest and well worth visiting. Set in an old house at the top of Gold Hill the museum is a warren of rooms. You can buy postcards of Gold Hill there as well as other local souvenirs....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Elaine B, Front Office Manager at Gold Hill Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

So glad that you enjoyed your visit. Many thanks for taking the time to post such a lovely review and for the good rating.

Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the visit very much and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Beautiful gardens and views over the countryside near to Gold Hill. Well worth the visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Elaine B, Front Office Manager at Gold Hill Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2018

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

Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely little museum, free to enter (but they do like a donation to help run it) Interesting items, things to touch and feel. Friendly informed staff

Date of experience: September 2018
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Elaine B, Front Office Manager at Gold Hill Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

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

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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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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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