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Sherborne Museum

Church Lane, Sherborne DT9 3BP, England
+44 1935 812252
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Small but perfectly formed

This is a lovely little museum full of interesting items and information. It’s not very big so it’s... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
18milp
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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We only had 1/2 an hour to look round as we arrived near to closing time. We saw almost everything... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
labailey2016
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Fareham, 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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely little museum full of interesting items and information. It’s not very big so it’s easy to see everything in a reasonable time without getting overloaded with facts and figures. It’s ideal, therefore, if you want to fit in other sight seeing,...More

Thank 18milp
Elisabeth B, Manager at Sherborne Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much, we really appreciate your comments - we strive to make the museum as interesting, friendly and accessible as possible. Your 5 star review helps us to know we're on the right track!

Reviewed 7 September 2017

We only had 1/2 an hour to look round as we arrived near to closing time. We saw almost everything but would have tarried longer if we could. I was particularly interested in the Button Collections. I think there is something here for everyone, young...More

Thank labailey2016
Reviewed 29 August 2017

A lovely little museum showing the history of Sherborne and its environs from as far back as the Palaeolithic (a 300,000 year old Acheulian hand axe) up to virtually the present, all beautifully displayed, including fossils, shells, watercolours, clothes, documents, machinery, and farm implements amongst...More

Thank wendyanddavid536
Reviewed 29 July 2017

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 12 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 20 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.

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