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Sherborne Museum

Church Lane, Sherborne DT9 3BP, England
+44 1935 812252
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interesting collection and good size.

The beauty of this museum is that you are not overwhelmed with large amounts of information, but... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2018
huys25
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Worth a visit

I was told about the museum on the town walk and made sure I spent some time there before I... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
allyson b
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Sittingbourne, 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.
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  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Church Lane, Sherborne DT9 3BP, England
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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Was visiting Sherborne on a railway trip and had a couple of hours to waste saw the museum advertised as we got off train .What a pleasure it was to visit friendly staff who advised us it was free to visit but donations were welcome...More

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Elisabeth B, General Manager at Sherborne Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Thank you so much for your review and we're glad you enjoyed the museum.I will feed back to the stewards on duty who will be thrilled.

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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

A tucked away little Museum of Sherborne’s history not too far from the Abbey. Were some interesting little bits and pieces I would have to say if you like a museum with lots to see this might not be in your interest its little some...More

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Elisabeth B, Manager at Sherborne Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Thank you very much! Many people say we are like a tardis; we appear small on the outside but there's a lot to see once you step through the doors. We have quite a few significant holdings for a small community museum, reflecting Sherborne's rich...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2017

A lovely little local museum, staffed by volunteers who are most enthusiastic and welcoming. Free entry but donations welcome.

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Elisabeth B, Manager at Sherborne Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Thank you so much for your positive review - I will pass your message on to the front of house team who will be delighted.

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Reviewed 29 October 2017 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

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Elisabeth B, Manager at Sherborne Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

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!

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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

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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

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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

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