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Gold Hill Museum

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
    134
  • Very Good
    78
  • Average
    10
  • Poor
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  • Terrible
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Recent Reviews:

  • Ron B
    Hertford, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Interesting visit
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 23rd June 2018
    Very interesting to find out about the history of Shaftsbury, staff very informative, learnt a lot from our visit Read full review
  • Pomerols
    Weston, Florida
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Terrific staff!
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 23rd June 2018
    A nice little museum in a lovely area in the center of Shaftesbury. Who knew that Westminster was a dukedom when you’re not English? Anyway, the staff is terrific, friendly and very willing to talk... Read full review
  • paj2001
    Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Community Museum Illustrating Local History
    3 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 19th June 2018
    With a grant from the Lottery Fund the museum was able to make big changes and are now able to house their local collection in a free, and user friendly, wheelchair accessible venue. Set in a... 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 2018 - 31 October 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:30 - 16:30*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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