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The Keep Military Museum

Barrack Road, Dorchester DT1 1RN, England
+44 1305 264066
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Ms Paulina Roberts

Excellent military museum with friendly ,helpful staff . Thank you for your help today on my visit... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Pauline R
via mobile
2 hours well spent

8 and 11 y.o. boys loved it. The hunting games handed out at the start encourage the kids to look... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
iain h
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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 amazing stories to tell, some will surprise you! Don’t forget to visit the roof for panoramic views of Dorchester and the Dorset countryside. The Museum is fully accessible with a lift to every floor (apart from the roof), we encourage people to take photographs – no flash and share their visit to the Museum with us. Due to the nature of our collection only Assistance Dogs are allowed in the building. We have a small car park at the back of the Museum for visitor use. If you are a UK Taxpayer you can Gift Aid your admission and enjoy a free annual museum pass at no extra cost!
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Barrack Road, Dorchester DT1 1RN, England
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+44 1305 264066
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent military museum with friendly ,helpful staff . Thank you for your help today on my visit . I found it quite over whelming as I found information and memories in the museum in connection to my late brother that served in the Devon and...More

Thank Pauline R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

8 and 11 y.o. boys loved it. The hunting games handed out at the start encourage the kids to look everywhere, and my two loved every minute of it, despite being bored in similar museums. There are guns and hats in places that the kids...More

Thank iain h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

2 adults and a 12yr old boy went to the keep today and really had an excellent time. so much to see, all well laid out and well worth the money. and don't forget to gift aid and you can go back free within the...More

Thank blueboyChippenham
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Today on bank holiday Monday I visited this local military museum and I was greeted by very pleasant member of staff who was very helpful and polite. After a quick chat telling me about the museum and what I was expecting to See I began...More

Thank Gary B
Reviewed 28 April 2017

This is an excellent museum. Whilst focussing on the history of the Devons and Dorsets regiments, it goes well beyond that also dealing with the social, political and economic issues of the time. Extremely helpful staff who try to answer all your questions complete the...More

Thank OlderGuy1956
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

My partner and I stopped off here while having a day out in Dorchester, the staff were helpful and friendly and the museum was well set out. This was a very informative and thought provoking museum and I certainly would re-visit it again as it...More

Thank Jim0403
DeputyCurator, Deputy Curator at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time at the Keep and we hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, The Keep Team

Reviewed 23 April 2017

This was our first visit to the Devon and Dorset regiment museum and we both found it very interesting from the founding of the Dorset's right up to the amalgamation with the Devonshire regiment. All the exhibits were well presented and informative right up to...More

Thank mervinandjulie
DeputyCurator, Deputy Curator at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Thank you for reviewing your visit to the Keep, we are so pleased to hear you found your first visit to the Museum interesting. We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, The Keep Team

Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Had a fantastic visit to The Keep today! Very well set out. Staff very helpful & friendly! Well worth a visit.

Thank Ruth J
DeputyCurator, Deputy Curator at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us, we are so pleased to hear that you had a fantastic visit. We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, The Keep Team

Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Devon and Dorset regiment museum, the museum covers everything from the regiments founding right up to the present day. Lots of stuff for kids to do, and you also have access to the roof, with amazing views over the town. Would recommend and if you...More

Thank bigrob1978
DeputyCurator, Deputy Curator at The Keep Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the Keep. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time here and we hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, The Keep Team

Reviewed 25 February 2017

Visited the museum with our 13 year old son. Staff very friendly, very interesting exhibition lots of information all laid out in a lovely building over four floors. Very well laid out. Also has lift access. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Hayley W
Management response:Responded 1 March 2017

Thank you for reviewing your visit to the Keep! We are glad you enjoyed your time at the Museum, we hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, The Keep Team

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Karen G
Does it have a coffee shop or restaurant?
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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