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Gold Hill Museum

Type:Heritage/Visitor Centre

Gold Hill
Shaftesbury
DORSET
SP7 8JW

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Gold Hill Museum

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    157
  • Very Good
    89
  • Average
    12
  • Poor
    0
  • Terrible
    0

Recent Reviews:

  • Wellie4Somerset
    Wellington, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Do you remember the Hovis ad?
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 23rd January 2019
    Most people remember the Hovis ad of the young boy pushing his bike up a steep hill - this is where it was filmed. Very pretty scenic place with incredible views. Read full review
  • RoyalFestival127
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    No1 Gold Hill-ideal for Shaftesbury and also covers Hovis Bread, Bike, Camera, and Action!
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 20th February 2019
    This is a very welcoming museum about Gold Hill. It also has the important job of building on the famous advert for Hovis bread. The welcome from the volunteers more than overcame the weather... Read full review
  • Foxtail13
    Leicestershire, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Interesting
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 24th February 2019
    This museum is very interesting and well worth a visit if you find yourself at the top of gold hill made famous by the “ Hovis” advert a young boy pushing a bike up gold hill Read full review

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Shaftesbury is at the junction of the A350 and A30 – please follow the signs to the town centre and car parks. There are a marked drop-off point and two free spaces for coach parking in the Bell Street car park. Five minutes’ walk from Bell Street round into the High Street will bring you to the Town Hall, where access to Gold Hill is via steps to the left or quite a steep cobbled ramp to the right.

Public Transport Directions

Bus services from Yeovil, Salisbury, Blandford, Poole and Bournemouth. National Express coaches provide a daily service to and from London. Nearest railway station is Gillingham - 5 miles. Taxi or local bus service to Shaftesbury, alight Town Hall.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors - Drop off at front of Museum
  • Ramp/Level Access - Lift to First Floor
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Dogs Accepted - On leads
  • Event venue

Key Features

  • Approx length of visit - 01:00
  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Max group size - 40
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times

Parking & Transport

  • On Bus Route

Payment Methods

  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Can be packages by 3rd parties
  • Min group size - 10
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - By appointment
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals - By appointment

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - Pre-booking essential. Max number 50 (can split groups with Shaftesbury Abbey Museum)

Opening Times

Opening (1 April 2019 - 31 October 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:30 - 16:30*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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