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Very good small museum

This museum is packed with items of local interest and well worth visiting. Set in an old house at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
perle369
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Malaga, Spain
Very good

Enjoyed the visit very much and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Beautiful gardens and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carole E
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Solihull, 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 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Carole E
Elaine B, Front Office Manager at Gold Hill Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank RainbowWitch1
Elaine B, Front Office Manager at Gold Hill Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Run by volunteers and free entry. Well Worth a reasonable donation to sample some of the rich history of Gold Hill. Highly recommended and the views and photo opportunities from the top of the hill are breathtaking. Also, if you are of an age where...More

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

Delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the museum. Thank you for leaving a review and for the generous rating.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in after looking at Gold Hill. Then actually spent ages looking at the exhibitions, all both child and adult friendly. Really informative about the locality . Volunteer staff were lovely.

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

Thank you for taking the time to post such a delightful review and for the generous rating.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really interesting little museum charting local history. Free entry so please try and leave a donation as is run by volunteers. Lovely ladies only too happy to answer any questions you may have and the museum gives you a real flavour of Shaftesbury and the...More

Thank kim d
Elaine B, Front Office Manager at Gold Hill Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For quite a small place they manage to pack a lot in. A mix of ancient and more recent history, and firmly grounded in the locale of Shaftsbury it was a most enjoyable experience. The staff were also helpful and charmimg.

Thank DaveMilnes
Elaine B, Front Office Manager at Gold Hill Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

What a delightful review. Many thanks for taking the time to post it and for the generous rating.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying in the area and had a look around the town. We had a look and walk up and down 'gold hill'. We didn't get to go into the museum as we didn't have time. The houses are nice to see as they...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An small but fun museum that gives you a taste of Shaftesbury. Made very welcome as you enter the museum and the layout is explained to you and a map given. The best thing about the museum is it is free but you can give...More

Thank MichaelW5969
Elaine B, Front Office Manager at Gold Hill Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WOW, this museum was a great place to visit. Lots of rooms to explore and see various artifacts from long ago. Entry is free but you should leave whatever you can afford, it is worth it. The staff were very knowledgeable and friendly.

Thank CaronIan
Elaine B, Front Office Manager at Gold Hill Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It's bigger than it looks from outside isn't it? Most of the reviews on this site refer to it as a small museum but everything is relative. Thank you for taking the time to post such a lovely 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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