is a converted chapel in the heart of West Dorset, taking you on a journey deep into the history of a small market town and its nearby villages.
Your steady passage through countless generations of traditional rural craftsmen, agricultural labourers and flax dressers will be rocked by the awful excitement of fires, floods and warfare. You may spot hunters, older even than Neanderthals, who left behind their rough tools, before you finally arrive at the farthest reaches of your imagination in a warm, shallow Jurassic sea, teeming with ammonites.
Younger visitors will enjoy the many Do & Learn activities – from tracking down bees to dressing up as farmhands or parlourmaids and tackling a variety of puzzles – and there is also a well-stocked shop.
Easter until the end of October: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Bank Holidays 10.30 am – 4.00 pm
Sundays 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
Students (16 and over) £1
Accompanied children (under 16) FREE
To contact us with queries about group visits, research or information about particular artefacts, please use firstname.lastname@example.org
The museum serves the historic market town of Beaminster and the surrounding parishes of Broadwindsor, Burstock, Chedington, Corscombe, Halstock, Hooke, Mapperton, Mosterton, Netherbury, Seaborough, South Perrott, Stoke Abbott and Thorncombe