Butchers in Beaminster

We are very fortunate in having Nick Tett and his team working in their premises in Beaminster Square but did you know of the 19th century Beaminster butcher who became a Master Butcher working at Smithfield Market in London?  Come to the museum to find out more.

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So much to see

There is so much to see and do in the museum this weekend.  There are even instructions on how to amaze your Easter guests with elaborately folded napkins. DSCF1375

Unfortunately, our housemaids are not available for hire but they assure us designs such as this are relatively simple to achieve.  For post-dining entertainment, we can also offer The Dorset Puzzle Book, new this season and a real bargain at only £3 per copy with puzzles to suit all members of the family.

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Opening for 2016 season tomorrow

Set designers at work

Set designers at work

As ever, our team of display set-creators has been very hard at work ensuring that the new season exhibitions are shown at their best and that the permanent exhibits are spruced up. Doors open tomorrow at 10.30 a.m.  Remember, accompanied children under 16 are free. We look forward to seeing you.  Maybe you can find out more about your local family history by exploring the Census exhibition?

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Re-opening on Good Friday

CensusOur doors open again to the public on Friday 25th March.  The permanent exhibitions have been refreshed and for this season we start with two new temporary exhibitions:

  • Census – showing how the population changes within the locality over the decades
  • Life Below Stairs – a look at domestic service in and around Beaminster in the 19th and early 20th centuries. BelowStairs



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Winter 2016

We are now closed for the Winter but that does not mean we have stopped work!  We are preparing our new season’s exhibitions, carrying out essential maintenance and, of course, hosting our popular Winter talks. The shop is also available either online or by contacting us in person.

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Treasure Hunt


Have you picked up your form for the Treasure Hunt?  If not, download it now from here and have fun! treasurehuntform

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New Exhibitions for 2015

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Back to School and William Rhodes-Moorhouse (VC) Exhibitions

Friday 3 April – Sunday 1 November

Open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Bank Holidays 10.30am–4.00pm, and Sundays 2.00pm–4.30pm

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Dates for the Diary


 Friday 3 April: 10.30 am  Museum opens for the 2015 season

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Book Sale – 7 March

Book Sale 2015

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World War 1 Exhibition

World War 1 Home and Away: Lest We Forget

WW1 ExhibitionExperience our new exciting exhibition.

Walk back in time and see how troops were recruited, what life was like at home and our re-creation of a First World War trench.

There are the stories of  local men from Beaminster and the local area who gave their lives in World War 1.

There’s a lot to see.

Open from Saturday 19 July – Sunday 2 November

Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday and Bank Holidays 10.30 am – 1 pm and 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm. Sunday – 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm.


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