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Gold Hill Museum



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    Recent Reviews:

    • moonshines
      London, United Kingdom
      Wonderful Museum
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 20th May 2018
      Wonderful museum, run by volunteers and free to visit, although a donation is much appreciated and helps to keep the museum running. Lots of interesting items on show and the lovely garden is a nice... Read full review
    • MKMapman
      Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Excellent local museum
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 13th May 2018
      The Gold Hill museum sounds as if it's a tacky commercial venture, cashing in on its location at the top of Gold Hill, famous from Hovis adverts since the 1970s. That's a shame, as it's actually one... Read full review
    • Huw M
      Bath, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      A Little Gem
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 12th May 2018
      We visited this museum as we were staying in Shaftsbury for the food and drink festival. We were greeted by a lovely lady who made us feel very welcome and our visit that little bit special. This is... 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

    • Shop

    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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