Visit Us


  • Regular opening days and times :

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Bank Holidays:  

10.30am – 16.00pm


14.00pm – 16.30pm

Admission is free, but as a volunteer run charity, we welcome donations to help meet our running costs, for insurance and utilities of £7000 a year.

Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

For only £7 for individual membership, or £10 for a family, become a “Friend of the Museum” , to support the museum, receive an invitation to the new season’s preview event and also the Friends newsletter regularly. See

  • Road directions:

A3066 Bridport to Yeovil.   Turn onto B3163 Whitcombe Road towards Evershot and Dorchester.  The Museum is 20 metres on the left, but there is limited parking in the immediate vicinity.

For public parking, use either The Square, Beaminster for up to two hours, or Yarn Barton DT8 3EF.

  • Accessibility:

Accessible for wheelchair users. Ground floor and toilet wheelchair accessible via ramp at entrance.  Upper gallery accessible by stairlift, with use of wheelchair provided.  Please contact the Museum prior to your visit if accessibility is of importance to you.

  • Payment methods:

Cash or contactless payments accepted.

  • Group visits:

Prior booking is required. Please contact the Museum to discuss.  Out-of-hours visits welcome.

The local museum of life in Jurassic West Dorset showcasing work, hobbies and inventions from the Stone Age to the present.

Something for all the family to enjoy.

Current conditions at the Museum : Environmental Data