Beaminster Museum is the local history museum for Beaminster and the surrounding villages.
Its collection highlights historic local families and displays objects and images associated with local trades and schools. In particular it houses a fine collection of agricultural tools and a working church turret clock. Recent new displays on the fossils of nearby Horn Park National Nature Reserve and life during Neolithic and Roman times.
Following building work in Spring 2021, visitors are welcome to enjoy many updates to displays covering all aspects of local history, not least for 2021 only, the "Growing for Gold" exhibition, digging into the history of gardens and allotments in the Beaminster area, including a Chelsea medal and a celebrity or two. Peep into the new rooms opening in Spring 2022. Whilst refreshments are not available at the Museum, there is a wide range of cafés nearby. Do look at our website beaminstermuseum.co.uk for latest information.
£2.00, accompanied children free, students 16+ £1.00
Easter to end of Autumn half-term (also Winter Talks) Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Bank Holidays: 10.30 – 4.00; Sundays: 2.00-4.30.
We can usually offer access to the museum and its collections outside normal opening times and during the closed season by special arrangement. Please enquire via email.
Group visits to the museum are welcome all year round, and it’s open to anybody who is interested in seeing and taking part in what we have to offer; we can help link your visit to the National Curriculum, if required.
A number of schools loans boxes are available from the museum on subjects including: Tudors, World War II and the Victorians.
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