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Sherborne Museum

Closed Now: 10:30 - 16:30
Open today: 10:30 - 16:30
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Great place

Such an interesting museum with lovely friendly staff. Good position in this beautiful town with... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
BerylBrad
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Bath, United Kingdom
Pieces of the story come back together

Step into this small but perfect collection and you will see how the excellent work of countless... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2018
David L
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This fascinating small museum reflects the social and historical life of Sherborne, a market town in the heart of the Dorset countryside. Attractions include a unique medieval wall-painting, a touch-screen version of the glorious Sherborne Missal...more
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Church Lane, Sherborne DT9 3BP, England
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+44 1935 812252
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

Such an interesting museum with lovely friendly staff. Good position in this beautiful town with interesting artefacts

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank BerylBrad
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Step into this small but perfect collection and you will see how the excellent work of countless volunteer and amateur experts has created a super experience of the town from the beginnings of recorded time to the present. Visit soon!

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We called in while visiting Sherborne and were pleasantly surprised. The presentations were very interesting and as you would expect, told much about the local area. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank elsmitty
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Whilst visiting Sherborne I called into this museum and got a friendly greeting from the staff on duty. I was also given a plan of the exhibits which helped me find my way around. They have a great selection of items on display from Roman...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AngieP49
Reviewed 20 July 2018

This is your typical local county town museum, in that it is small and houses mostly items of local history and significance. It does give a nice introduction to the town and its castles (with some items from the Old castle), as well as life...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

Well worth including a visit to this museum if you are interested in the local history of the area. Very well stocked with exhibits and information.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Debbie L
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Free entry to this cute little museum, lots to see and read about the local area, well worth a visit

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank CruiserWayne
Reviewed 1 May 2018

The beauty of this museum is that you are not overwhelmed with large amounts of information, but some of the exhibits are well worked out and interesting. The touch screen of the Sherborne Missal was very interesting , allowing to leaf through the boom and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Elisabeth B, General Manager at Sherborne Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words. We aim to give just the right amount of information, so a visitor can go away able to retain some interesting facts. The Missal is a great favourite and we're glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 29 April 2018

I was told about the museum on the town walk and made sure I spent some time there before I left. It is small but has a lot of history and tells you about the area as well as the town itself. The museum staff...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Elisabeth B, General Manager at Sherborne Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thank you so much for your positive review. I'm really pleased that you felt welcome and were well informed by the front of house. The botanical watercolour collection is indeed, as you say, beautiful and we are very proud of our local artist Diana Ruth...More

Reviewed 13 April 2018

Stumbled across this museum whilst browsing around Sherborne and glad we did. Had a warm welcome on entering by the volunteer. Free entry but made a donation. Interesting artefacts

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 68jtom
Elisabeth B, General Manager at Sherborne Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

We're very glad to have been discovered and even more so that you enjoyed yourselves and felt welcome. Do visit again as we are always changing our main exhibitions.

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