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Gold Hill Museum

1 Gold Hill, Shaftesbury SP7 8JW, England
+44 1747 852157
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Rainy day visit

We visited this museum mainly to get out of the awful weather. The lady who greeted us was so... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Felicity2018
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Woking, United Kingdom
Wonderful quilt

Popped in to the museum gardens as part of the Snowdrop Trail. Not very big - you can see it all... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Cajun27
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Tycroes, United Kingdom
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Volunteer-run museum of local history situated at the top of the iconic 'Hovis hill'. Dog friendly. Free admission.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good35%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“local history” (15 reviews)
“free entry” (10 reviews)
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1 Gold Hill, Shaftesbury SP7 8JW, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 each of the rooms, very well displayed and...More

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Elaine B, Front Office Manager at Gold Hill Museum, responded to this reviewResponded today

So pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review and for the generous rating.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 a guide and walked around...More

Thank Cajun27
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Elaine B, Front Office Manager at Gold Hill Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I'm delighted that you enjoyed your chance visit to our museum. Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We are closed now until Saturday 24 March when we open for the full season until 31 October.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great staff Lady came out to get me as I was waiting outside with dog whilst hubby went in first - no need, we’re dog friendly she said. A lovely surprise Great exhibits, we enjoyed our visit

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Elaine B, Front Office Manager at Gold Hill Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

So pleased you enjoyed your visit with your dog. Thanks for taking the time to post a review and for the generous rating.

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

We enjoyed visiting this museum but not so much climbing Gold hill which is very steep! The museum is small but interesting.

Thank Alexandria I
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

At the top of Gold Hill, there are a number of pubs with outside seating in the vicinity. The museum was staffed with very friendly people and happily answered any questions we had. Mostly a local museum, but very interesting. It has free admission, but...More

Thank Owenthomas
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

Shaftesbury and surrounding villages provide the setting for the perfect weekend - interesting and historical buildings, good pubs and excellent food.

Thank 490George70
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

Very informative and great to pop into, it's nice that there's no entry fee - they kindly ask for a donation at the end. Staff are very friendly and willing to help, the garden is very pretty!

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Great museum, informative and charming! A little piece of gold in a quaint part of England. Kept the kids attention as well (which is by no means an easy task).

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

A great place to visit if you are into history. Fascinating experience for any age group & IT'S FREE.

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

What a lovely find. Run by volunteers and free to enter, although donations are suggested, this was a really pleasant hour or so touring the different rooms from the local geology and Roman-AngloSaxon finds through to the more recent 20th Century history. Brilliant and well...More

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Jenny C
15 February 2016|
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Response from Elaine B | Property representative |
The museum is open every day, 10.30-16.30, from 1 April until 31 October and for the February half term (to coincide with Shaftesbury's Snowdrop Festival).
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Gregor S
23 October 2015|
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Yes - we were warmly welcomed with our dog
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