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Blandford Forum Town Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Local history

This little gem is tucked away and should be more prominently advertised. Packed full of local... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
Maurice R
Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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When showing friends around the town we chanced upon this museum, which is not particularly obvious... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2018
Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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Blandford Town Museum holds a wealth of artefacts and archives from Prehistoric to the present day. With information for people researching their family history, militaria and railways to information and learning boxes for schools. The Museum...more
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Market Place, Blandford Forum DT11 7HQ, England
+44 1258 450388
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All reviews model railway hidden gem free entry well worth a visit local history tucked away packed full knowledgeable volunteers donation exhibits coin information dorset wars ww2 station visitors
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

This little gem is tucked away and should be more prominently advertised. Packed full of local history free and staffed by knowledgeable volunteers. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Maurice R
Reviewed September 7, 2018

When showing friends around the town we chanced upon this museum, which is not particularly obvious to the casual passer-by. It tells the history of the town, much of which was well illustrated with models. Nice little train layout to amuse the kids.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank GibBob
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Small but packed with historical gems. Staffed by enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers. This is an excellent example of local history collated and presented for visitors. Well worth a visit. They will be upgrading the museum but there is a certain charm about it. The model...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

My sons had a arranged a family lunch for my 🎂 birthday. This was my first visit to the restaurant.we were made very welcome, nothing was too much trouble the food was excellent. The menu choice was amazing to suit everyone’s taste, which was great...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

Another little local gem, cheerfully stuffed full of all sorts of interesting local items in no particular order. Thanks to the volunteers who keep it open and free.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 2, 2018

Worth seeking out. Had a big friendly welcome, advised of other places to visit, full of interest and surprizes and free!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Friendly welcome, interesting introduction from the volunteer and the museum contains an informative selection of exhibits, including those relating to WW2 and the long closed Somerset & Dorset railway (a great model of the station).

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Steve M
Reviewed February 8, 2018

This is a really friendly and informative place to visit, to see many local artifacts, and learn more about the history of Blandford, including the old railway and the fires. The Victorian gardens which are through the little car park there are fabulous too.

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank annabelleart
Reviewed December 22, 2017

The museum is a little gem, tucked away down a back street off the square, Its on two floors but not very big, and is absolutely packed with interesting things, mostly relating to the town and its fascinating history. Architecture, the fire, the wars, the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank jonchoppin
Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

Took grandkids, small but we'll worth a visit, David on desk very helpful, local so very interesting.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank 428nickc
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