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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
    156
  • Very Good
    87
  • Average
    12
  • Poor
    0
  • Terrible
    0

Recent Reviews:

  • Tina29Redditch_Worcs
    Redditch, Worcs
    Lovely interesting museum tucked away in this lovely village
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 11th October 2018
    We almost missed this lovely museum as it's tucked away in between some quaint shops. It's ran by such knowledge persons and we found it most interesting. Although entry is free there is a voluntary... Read full review
  • SwordMaiden
    Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Local History at its best
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 31st October 2018
    This great little museum is well worth at least a couple of hours of your time. Easy to follow themed rooms set out history over the many centuries of this town's existence. The displays were often... Read full review
  • 888travelert
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Beautiful Village
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 31st October 2018
    You can learn a little more about the village at this little museum, and then take a walk about the village. The famous "Gold Hill" is one of the most photographed scenes in Dorset and and it's easy... 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
  • Min group size - 10
  • 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
  • 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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