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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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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    170
  • Very Good
    95
  • Average
    12
  • Poor
    0
  • Terrible
    0

Recent Reviews:

  • Sharon F
    Broadstairs, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Amazing museum
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 30th June 2019
    This museum is free to enter (donations accepted) and run by volunteers. There was such a lot to see and read. Although this is not Shaftesbury related, I was most surprised to see the beautiful... Read full review
  • Malcolm H
    Aylesford, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Real Golden and Steep
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 5th July 2019
    It was a bit too hot and steep to go down ( and of course back up ! ! ) the picturesque old cobbled hill usd in the Hovis tv adverts years ago. Nbut the museum at the top was worth a visit to see old... Read full review
  • Foxtail13
    Leicestershire, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    enjoyed looking round
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 12th July 2019
    Very interesting place to visit and to walk round we visited and spent an hour or so looking round , it’s at the top of 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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