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Sherborne Museum

Church Lane, Sherborne DT9 3BP, England
+44 1935 812252
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Interesting Museum

Stumbled across this museum whilst browsing around Sherborne and glad we did. Had a warm welcome on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
68joyt
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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Small but friendly

Was visiting Sherborne on a railway trip and had a couple of hours to waste saw the museum... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mandy B
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Dartford, 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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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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"free entry but donations"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 5 days ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 January 15, 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 January 19, 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 December 3, 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 December 5, 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 October 29, 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 November 1, 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 September 7, 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 August 29, 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 July 29, 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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Reviewed July 12, 2017

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

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Reviewed July 6, 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.

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