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Sherborne Museum

Church Lane, Sherborne DT9 3BP, England
+44 1935 812252
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A Must if you are in Sherborne & like history

Small but a fair amount and variety of exhibits to see. I found the World War 1 section very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MegDorset
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Dorset
Small but very interesting

Free to get in. Packed full of interesting things. Helpful staff. Right in the centre near the... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
cheetah2017
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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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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, botanical watercolours by pioneering Edwardian artist Diana Wilson, a vast photographic archive, a famous dolls' house, silk displays and much more. Ground floor wheelchair access.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Church Lane, Sherborne DT9 3BP, England
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+44 1935 812252

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small but a fair amount and variety of exhibits to see. I found the World War 1 section very interesting. It is spread over 3 floors - so bigger than it looks from the outside. Staff very helpful and friendly. There is also a small...More

1  Thank MegDorset
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Free to get in. Packed full of interesting things. Helpful staff. Right in the centre near the abbey.

Thank cheetah2017
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

It is worth seeing Sherborne Museum it has A large selection of pieces from the roman times to the industrial revolution. A touch -screen version of the Sherborne Missal as well as some good memorabilia from the wars.

Thank ljfitt
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This museum is tucked away near the conduit at the bottom of the main street. It's a lovely way to spend a couple of hours browsing at all the local artefacts collected from the area, or half an hour for a quick look.The staff are...More

Thank Janet F
Elisabeth B, General Manager at Sherborne Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

That's lovely to hear and the staff will welcome your positive feedback - thank you

Reviewed 4 May 2017

This is a delightful and informative town museum, tucked in beside the main passage from the town centre to the Abbey, and staffed by enthusiastic and welcoming volunteers. Do take time to watch the videos They are well made and really help to give an...More

Thank Tim S
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Popped in as we were in Sherborne for the weekend, there are some great artefacts and lots of information to read, very well laid out. It is definitely somewhere to see when visiting Sherborne. It is free but was more than happy to leave a...More

1  Thank Anna C
Elisabeth B, General Manager at Sherborne Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Dear Anna That's very kind of you - we aim to please. We hope to open the museum out more for working families on Sundays and Bank Holidays, perhaps the occasional evening. Thank you for leaving a donation; as we are not government funded and...More

Reviewed 19 April 2017

Great little museum - free to visit with interesting items from the local area ranging from fossils to silk clothing to magnificent dolls house. Friendly staff and well worth a visit.

Thank WallyS04
Elisabeth B, General Manager at Sherborne Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Thank you so much for recommending us! Our dolls' house is indeed a superb attraction. I will be sure to pass on your positive feedback to the staff, it will give them a boost.

Reviewed 25 March 2017

small local museums vary enormously and can be just a random collection of donated stuff. This one was better than many - and had a nice warm welcoming feel. But its opening hours are so limited ! we just happened to be lucky.More

Thank david B
Elisabeth B, General Manager at Sherborne Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Thank you so much, David. We do strive to give a warm welcome and I'm glad you felt we achieved that. You did happen to visit during our winter period when opening is limited to allow our staff, all volunteers, to deep clean the museum,...More

Reviewed 23 February 2017

This little museum has a lot of quirky details about Sherbourne and its surrounding district. The people running it are very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about this part of the countryside. A very interesting and agreeable way to spend a little time learning more about this...More

Thank Joan J
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Wanted to learn more about Sherborne, its history and people. We did. A wide variety of displays and objects, some of which you could handle.

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