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Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum

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Important historical event

Most people would have heard of the Tolpuddle Martyrs but don't know the details. It's a very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ferndown, United Kingdom
via mobile
Interesting displays but small

The museum is in one of the martyrs cottages and parking is a layby opposite the gate. When I... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tony B
Daventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Spend up to an hour of your life in this small but excellent museum dedicated to a group of men who dared to complain about their appalling wages, leading to the beginnings of the trade union movement. Made me grateful for what they started. My...More

Thank jwf322
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quiet roads, no lorries. A pleasure to drive to this destination. Brief visit but the museum is free and very informative. It is just a small display but done very tastefully and gave you a very good feel for what the martyrs and their families...More

Thank AggieCornwall
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Most people would have heard of the Tolpuddle Martyrs but don't know the details. It's a very interesting story presented in this small museum. It's only one room with large banners all around depicting the chronology of events surrounding the six men. It's an alarming...More

Thank ccws50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small museum and there is no entrance fee. Parking is limited, but there is some on-road parking. When we visited there was no one there and if that is normal, parking is not a problem. You can discover all you need to...More

Thank Maurice G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a free musuem which is worth an hours visit. It explains the event in a balanced way and you learn about the times the martyrs lived in.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is in one of the martyrs cottages and parking is a layby opposite the gate. When I visited the was no one there and so the shop was closed. The displays were interesting but there was a lot to read. Not sure it...More

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having learnt about the Tolpuddle Martyrs at an early age it was wonderful to be able to visit and read about many things which I had forgotten. It is only a small museum and there were four of us plus four other people visiting at...More

Thank 31CMD
Reviewed August 25, 2018

There is limited parking; a small layby and some on-street spaces. The site is a little steep; a wheelchair route is provided. The museum is small but very interesting and well-presented. As is usual in attractions in the UK, there was no attempt to provide...More

Thank JackieTrainor
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

I knew a little of the martyrs story but had no idea it led to the beginnings of trade unions the museum has some good interactive displays but you are best down loading the tolpuddle martyrs app and doing the village walk if you don’t...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed August 10, 2018

This small museum is packed with information about the Tolpuddle martyrs and their place in the start of trade-unionism. If you go to the March and Festival in July you will be invigorated with the feelings that people can make a difference. It gives you...More

Thank Pat98_13
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May 26, 2018|
Response from Eve M | Reviewed this property |
I would imagine so. It's only a small place, just one room, and feels quite informal. You could tie him up,outside though, it doesn't take long to visit.
July 31, 2016|
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Response from LordNoddy | Reviewed this property |
APRIL TO OCTOBER Closed on Mondays. Closed on the Sunday of the Tolpuddle Marytrs' Festival (3rd Sunday in July) Tuesday - Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm Sunday 11.00am - 5.00pm Open Bank Holidays 11.00am Admission free and I am... More