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Sherborne Museum

Open Now: 10:30 - 16:30
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Very interesting

We called in while visiting Sherborne and were pleasantly surprised. The presentations were very... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
elsmitty
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Interesting place with free admission

Whilst visiting Sherborne I called into this museum and got a friendly greeting from the staff on... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
AngieP49
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Poole, 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...more
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Church Lane, Sherborne DT9 3BP, England
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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We called in while visiting Sherborne and were pleasantly surprised. The presentations were very interesting and as you would expect, told much about the local area. Worth a visit.

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Reviewed 22 July 2018

Whilst visiting Sherborne I called into this museum and got a friendly greeting from the staff on duty. I was also given a plan of the exhibits which helped me find my way around. They have a great selection of items on display from Roman...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2018

This is your typical local county town museum, in that it is small and houses mostly items of local history and significance. It does give a nice introduction to the town and its castles (with some items from the Old castle), as well as life...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2018

Well worth including a visit to this museum if you are interested in the local history of the area. Very well stocked with exhibits and information.

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Free entry to this cute little museum, lots to see and read about the local area, well worth a visit

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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.

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

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.

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.

Reviewed 14 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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