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The Keep Military Museum

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Onwards and Upwards…..

Visited on a Tuesday afternoon in September 2018 and we were alone during our visit …. This is an... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
PeteD60
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Ware, United Kingdom
Ideal School holiday attraction for an eight year old.

We were greeted by a very efficient and friendly gentleman who welcomed us took our money and gave... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ebbiecot
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Weymouth
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We are a family friendly museum and we attract all ages. We aim to educate, inspire and to honour the sacrifices made by the members of our Regiments. Our displays cover four floors and take you on a 300 year journey through time. Our artifacts have...more
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Barrack Road, Dorchester DT1 1RN, England
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+44 1305 264066
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All reviewsfour floorsarmed forceswell worth a visitlocal regimentsexcellent tripbritish armygift aidexcellent displaysfriendly and knowledgeable staffinteractive displaysall ageson displaygreat place to visitchildren and adultscouple of hoursentry pricehigh street
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited on a Tuesday afternoon in September 2018 and we were alone during our visit …. This is an extensive museum - spread over 4 floors via a steep spiral staircase with access to the roof which offers views across the town and the surrounding...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were greeted by a very efficient and friendly gentleman who welcomed us took our money and gave my Grandson a quiz sheet.He was to look for rats and symbols. He found this very absorbing and did get a prize at the end. There was...More

Thank ebbiecot
Laura G, Deputy Curator at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are glad that you all enjoyed your time with us - whether your husband won the battle against your grandson or not! We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being devoted to one regiment's history made for a fascinating journey through military history. Friendly staff and very reasonable admission fees

Thank david66taylor
Laura G, Deputy Curator at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review David, we are glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went with a pram for a 3month old. The life was out of order...only was this noted once we arrived. We were offered help taking the pram to each level but the stairs are very narrow. Staff tried to be accommodating but the physical...More

Thank GazJones1707
Laura G, Deputy Curator at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are very sorry that the lift was out of order on the day you were visiting the Museum, we endeavour to get these things fixed as quickly as we can but we are reliant on external support to do so. We try to be...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have visited before but changes have improved. History of the yeomanry very well presented in an atmospheric surrounding. Very good value.

Thank terence047
Laura G, Deputy Curator at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind review, we are glad you like the changes and the presentation of the Yeomanry collection in particular. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed visit here, very friendly and knowledgeable staff on hand, you may get a chance to dress in WW1 uniform and handle the equipment for instance. Very eerie and thought-provoking to stand by Hitler's desk too. Very thorough history of the Dorset and Devonshire regiments...More

Thank VenizelosJ
Laura G, Deputy Curator at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We agree that the view from the top is pretty good too! Really glad that you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a hidden gem of a museum in Dorchester which is contained over 4 floors. The ground floor has try on bits of kit and an enthusiastic helper telling you all about it. The first floor has a great overview of the history of...More

Thank Tony B
Laura G, Deputy Curator at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review, Tony, we certainly have some knowledgeable volunteers on hand! We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Situated in The Keep over four floors,check out the superb views from the roof, this little gem of a museum details the history of the Dorset and Devon Regiments. The excellent displays, extensive medal collections, recreated WW1 trench and memorabilia of many personal items, including...More

Thank claline
Laura G, Deputy Curator at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Really pleased that you had an enjoyable visit to our Museum, thank you for your kind review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a military museum displaying the history of the local armed forces. The view from the roof is spectacular - we started from the top and worked our way down. Not sure youngsters would get much out of it but for two teenagers, parents...More

Thank Jansmadhouse
Laura G, Deputy Curator at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

The view from the roof is definitely a highlight! Really pleased you had an interesting afternoon with us, thank you for visiting!

Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Afternoon spent here with my sons. Tells the story of Dorset’s soldiers from the civil war to today. Some interactive displays. Overall a rare county museum which deserves to be visited. Interesting and increasingly hard to find. Well done the Keep.

Thank Ian M
Laura G, Deputy Curator at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for you kind review, Ian, and for recommending the Museum. We are glad you had a good afternoon here with your sons and hope to see you again soon.

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Lyn P
7 August 2018|
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Response from Laura G | Property representative |
Hi Lyn, There is a concessionary admission fee of £5.50 for OAPs. Special rates apply to any group visits, school visits and tours. It would be best to contact the Curator in this instance - 01305 264066. Best wishes and... More
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Karen G
2 April 2017|
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Response from DeputyCurator | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your question! We do not have a coffee shop or restaurant at the Museum but we are very close to many local cafes / restaurants. Best wishes, The Keep Team
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