Blandford Forum Town Museum

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The museum houses artefacts illustrating the history of Blandford Forum and the surrounding area.

Our collections include railway memorabilia, artefacts from World War I and II, material from the local fire and police services over the last 200 years, musical instruments, palaeontological finds including a fossil Ichthyosaur, the Durden Collection of archaeological discoveries, a cobbler's shop, a forge, a Victorian child's playroom including a 19th-century dollhouse loved by 4 generations of the same family.

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Opening hours

Easter weekend - October
Mon-Sat 10:30-16:00
Sun 13:00-16:00

Admission charges


Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Land Transport, Medicine, Music, Science and Technology, Social History, Weapons and War

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Introduction to Archaeology

The recent excavations at the site of the new local Milldown Primary School have excited a lot of interest in archaeology. This 34-page illustrated document explains in simple language the basic procedures carried out on an archeological dig.

How to obtain

Follow the link to download the booklet for free.

Blandford Forum Town Museum
Bere's Yard
Market Place
Blandford Forum
DT11 7HQ



01258 450388

01258 458911

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