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Surprisingly informative local gem

Another little local gem, cheerfully stuffed full of all sorts of interesting local items in no... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
London, United Kingdom
Loved it!

Worth seeking out. Had a big friendly welcome, advised of other places to visit, full of interest... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Blandford Town Museum holds a wealth of artefacts and archives from Prehistoric to the present day. With information for people researching their family history, militaria and railways to information and learning boxes for schools. The Museum...more
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Another little local gem, cheerfully stuffed full of all sorts of interesting local items in no particular order. Thanks to the volunteers who keep it open and free.

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Reviewed 2 July 2018

Worth seeking out. Had a big friendly welcome, advised of other places to visit, full of interest and surprizes and free!

Thank KAW687
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Friendly welcome, interesting introduction from the volunteer and the museum contains an informative selection of exhibits, including those relating to WW2 and the long closed Somerset & Dorset railway (a great model of the station).

1  Thank SteveBrissle
Reviewed 8 February 2018

This is a really friendly and informative place to visit, to see many local artifacts, and learn more about the history of Blandford, including the old railway and the fires. The Victorian gardens which are through the little car park there are fabulous too.

2  Thank annabelleart
Reviewed 22 December 2017

The museum is a little gem, tucked away down a back street off the square, Its on two floors but not very big, and is absolutely packed with interesting things, mostly relating to the town and its fascinating history. Architecture, the fire, the wars, the...More

2  Thank jonchoppin
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Took grandkids, small but we'll worth a visit, David on desk very helpful, local so very interesting.

1  Thank Nick C
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Very, very interesting, not only for local people but tourists as well. Small and compact but full to the gunnels with lots of goodies from the past which would of particular interest to children.

1  Thank 731mar
Reviewed 31 August 2017

This is a corking little museum, entrance is free, donations appreciated. It looks pretty small on the outside, but it's like a Tardis inside, loads of local stuff to see and all really interesting. Quite a bit of material relating to the late and much...More

1  Thank Wheresmebus
Reviewed 6 August 2017

This small museum kept us amused for a good hour and we learnt quite a lot about the wool industry not to mention the Somerset and Dorset railway lines. Do you know where the expression 'on tenter hooks' came from?........ we do!! To be recommended.

3  Thank normateakle
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Well worth a visit Its free and explains some of the history of the town + maps and drawings and exhibits Run by volunteers

1  Thank Andrew H
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