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Gold Hill Museum


  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

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Recent Reviews:

  • Gary R
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 25th February 2018
    Was very good to walk round the museum with lots of history on the area with very friendly Staff to show and chat to. well worth a visit. Read full review
  • Felicity2018
    Woking, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Rainy day visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 18th February 2018
    We visited this museum mainly to get out of the awful weather. The lady who greeted us was so friendly and helpful with advise on our progress through the museum. We were amazed at the contents in... Read full review
  • Cajun27
    Tycroes, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Wonderful quilt
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 17th February 2018
    Popped in to the museum gardens as part of the Snowdrop Trail. Not very big - you can see it all through the gates at the side of the entrance. The staff inside were very pleasant however and we took... 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.


Attraction Facilities

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Venue Facilities

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

Key Features

  • Approx length of visit - 01:00
  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Max group size - 40
  • Min group size - 10
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times


  • 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

Parking & Transport

  • On Bus Route

Payment Methods

  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Can be packages by 3rd parties
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free

Establishment Features

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

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

Opening Times

Opening (1 April 2018 - 31 October 2018)
Monday - Sunday10:30 - 16:30*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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