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Sherborne Museum

Church Lane, Sherborne DT9 3BP, England
+44 1935 812252
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Very well worth a visit

This is a delightful and informative town museum, tucked in beside the main passage from the town... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tim S
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Romsey, United Kingdom
Very informative!

Popped in as we were in Sherborne for the weekend, there are some great artefacts and lots of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Anna C
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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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 review

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 4 weeks ago

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 review

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 review

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.

Thank MarketMunchers
Reviewed 26 October 2016

A lovely lady greeted us when we walked in. We were given a fact sheet of the museum. We were the only people there at the time. This is free entry but donations are welcome, the lady did not pressure us at all to make...More

Thank Nickie B
Elisabeth B, General Manager at Sherborne Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much Nickie, your response means a lot to us. We always strive for great customer care and I'm glad you found the displays interesting. I will pass your comments on the shop to our retail manager, Linda - it will make her...More

Reviewed 12 October 2016

Artefacts and records from the local community housed in an old house close to the Conduit in Sherborne.

Thank Jon R
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Well this little place was very good and I love a museum where you can touch things from old bones to artifacts. Staff were very welcoming and had a loverly smile on their faces. Love the old stuff very good and we'll presented would recommend...More

1  Thank Mancini1970
Elisabeth B, General Manager at Sherborne Museum, responded to this review

Well, we're thrilled to have your opinion and so glad that you enjoyed your visit We do aim to make our museum as touchy-feely as possible and get away from the traditional stuffy image. We constantly try to keep things fresh and appealing. Our front...More

Reviewed 15 September 2016

My friend is a curator there - museum small but has many local items. Information on all local historical issues from Iron Age to Farming history. My friend is young and has fresh ideas - good place on a rainy day and interesting for both...More

1  Thank tonydi2002
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